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With the support of the Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada, and in collaboration with the BC Seniors Games Society, BCRPA is pleased to offer grants of $1,500 to local communities to host “Give it a Try!” events.

“Give it a Try!” is a one-day session where people over 55 are given the opportunity to try a number of sports and activities that are related to the 55+ BC Games.  It is an opportunity for members of the community to come together through sport to learn more about the 55+ BC Games and the services and programs at their local community centre in a fun and social environment.

The grants will be awarded to at least one local community centre in each of the 12 BC Seniors Games Society zones across BC (see Schedule A) to support getting those over the age of 55 more active.

About the Give it a Try! Seniors Games

The objective of the “Give it a Try!” program is to increase the exposure of the 55+ BC Games and the programs and services the Community Centre offers.  By working together, the Zone and the Community Centre will identify sports or activities that they would like to feature and have capacity to develop. The event will also include a social component that will allow people to meet others from their community. 

There will also be an opportunity for successful grant recipients to apply for a legacy grant of $125 to off-set the cost of equipment. The application process for the equipment grants will be forwarded with the grant letters of agreement.

Grant applications are closed.


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