The BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP) grant is a multi-year sport participation funding program which is supported by the Province of BC and the Government of Canada, and administered by ViaSport. The BCSPP grant supports provincial wide and multi-regional projects that attract children and youth, Aboriginal populations, seniors, and people with disabilities to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport. BC Hockey has become a part of the BC Sports Participation Program in three (3) ways:
“LACE ‘EM UP”
A new and exciting hockey program developed by BC Hockey designed to encourage registration in local minor hockey associations by focusing on the new or first-time participant. These participants will be exposed to the game in a non-threatening and enjoyable environment. The focus will be on children in the six to twelve year age span who have little or no experience in hockey. Their experience in the “LACE ‘EM UP” program will include both on and off ice activities designed to introduce the fundamental individual skills of the game along with the benefits of being part of a team. More information
BC Hockey in Our Schools Program
A Hockey/Physical Education Program for students in grades K to 12 that demonstrates a partnership with BC Hockey, the school district, the school and the community. More information
Pond to Podium Project
By operating in cooperation with Figure Skating, Ringette and Speed Skating we are developing a general message of being active at the arena /on-ice plus learn to skate.