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BC150 CELEBRATIONS REACH MILESTONE WITH 1,000TH EVENT

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 17:32:06 GMT

VICTORIA – British Columbians have now registered 1,000 events to celebrate B.C.’s 150th anniversary, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



BAMFIELD SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:10:14 GMT

BAMFIELD – Bamfield will receive a $5,200 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the Music by the Sea Festival, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



NEW WESTMINSTER SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:06:14 GMT

NEW WESTMINSTER – New Westminster will receive a $7,500 BC150 Community Arts Grant to commemorate the contributions of British Columbia’s immigrant population with Vive la Difference, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



GOLDEN SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:02:42 GMT

GOLDEN – Golden will receive a $5,000 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the Heritage Mural Project, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



KOOTENAYS SHARE IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:02:28 GMT

NELSON – The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council will receive a $5,000 BC150 Community Arts Grant for a special insert celebrating BC150 in ARTiculate, a free biannual arts magazine, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



TERRACE SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:52:15 GMT

TERRACE – The Kermode Friendship Society will receive a $10,000 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the “Bunk #7” Youth Theatre Project, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



SECHELT SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:42:09 GMT

SECHELT – The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Word will receive a $2,000 BC150 Community Arts Grant for its Celebration of Authors, Books and Children, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



QUESNEL SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:32:06 GMT

QUESNEL – Quesnel will receive a $2,300 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the 36th Gathering of All Nations, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



SKIDEGATE SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:32:09 GMT

SKIDEGATE – Qay’llnagaay Heritage Centre Society will receive a $5,000 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the Grand Opening of the Qayllnagaay Heritage Centre, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



ROSSLAND SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:22:05 GMT

ROSSLAND – Rossland will receive a $3,300 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the Raven Project, a public art project that will be installed downtown, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



CAMPBELL RIVER SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:12:09 GMT

CAMPBELL RIVER – Campbell River will receive a $3,750 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the Community Banner Project, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



UCLUELET SHARES IN BC150 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:02:08 GMT

UCLUELET – The Pacific Rim Arts Society will receive a $2,500 BC150 Community Arts Grant for the First Nations Youth Photography Workshop and Exhibit, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



KASLO EVENT SHARES IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 19:02:33 GMT

KASLO – The Kaslo and District Public Library Association will receive an $8,500 BC150 Celebration Grant to create a local history study area and an exhibit space for archival photographs and artifacts, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



CHEMAINUS EVENT SHARES IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:36:13 GMT

CHEMAINUS – The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society will be receiving a $4,525 BC150 Celebration Grant for a festival celebrating local history and music, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



NELSON EVENT SHARES IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:32:16 GMT

NELSON – The Nelson Fine Art Centre Society will be receiving a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for BOOM!, a multi-disciplinary artist/community collaboration that will present a unique view of local history, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



PROVINCE RECOGNIZES COMMUNITY HERITAGE LEADER

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:02:06 GMT

LANGLEY – Merritt resident Murphy Shewchuk has received the British Columbia Heritage Award for 2008.



CP SPIRIT OF 150 RAIL TOUR - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 21:20:53 GMT

VICTORIA – From June 12 to July 6, the CP Spirit of 150 Rail Tour will visit 33 communities in the Kootenays, the Rockies, the Shuswap, Kamloops, the Fraser Canyon and Vancouver as part of the year-long BC150 celebration.



WORLD TRIATHLETES COMPETE IN VANCOUVER

Mon, 19 May 2008 20:02:15 GMT

VANCOUVER – An investment of $400,000 by the B.C. government has helped bring the city of Vancouver the 2008 ITU Triathlon World Championships from June 5 to 8, announced Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt.



ROSSLAND EVENTS SHARE IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 07 May 2008 17:12:47 GMT

ROSSLAND – Rossland will be receiving a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant to help the cities in the West Kootenay Boundary region fund a local BC150 celebration, Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts Stan Hagen announced.



LAKE COWICHAN EVENTS SHARE IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 07 May 2008 17:06:16 GMT

LAKE COWICHAN – Lake Cowichan will be receiving a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for the Spirit of Cowichan Days, Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts Stan Hagen announced.



SOOKE EVENTS SHARE IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 07 May 2008 17:04:04 GMT

SOOKE – Sooke will be receiving a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for the Sooke Fine Arts Show 2008, Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts Stan Hagen announced.



BLACK CREEK EVENTS SHARE IN BC150 CELEBRATION GRANTS

Wed, 07 May 2008 17:02:07 GMT

BLACK CREEK - Black Creek will be receiving a $5,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for celebrations combining BC150 and the 50th anniversary of the Black Creek community Association, Stan Hagen, Minister of TOurism, Sport and the Arts and MLA for Comox Valley announced.



2009 CANADA SUMMER GAMES MISSION STAFF ANNOUNCED

Mon, 05 May 2008 23:02:26 GMT

VICTORIA – Team BC Mission Staff have been selected to lead the provincial team competing in Prince Edward Island at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen announced.



MINISTER APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO BC GAMES BOARD

Mon, 05 May 2008 20:02:40 GMT

VICTORIA - The Province has appointed three new members to the BC Games Society Board of Directors, announced Stan Hagen, Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.



SPIRIT POLE BEGINS HISTORIC JOURNEY ACROSS B.C.

Fri, 02 May 2008 17:42:50 GMT

VICTORIA – A unique art project expected to engage as many as 10,000 British Columbians in a celebration of Aboriginal heritage and BC150 was launched during the Spirit of Cowichan Days, announced Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen and Cowichan 2008 board chair Cal Swustus.