Powering Potential Fund Advances Sport in Fort St. John

The Powering Potential Fund (PPF) for various sports, created by the BC Games Society, is a vehicle to strategically invest in projects that will further the development of individual athletes, teams, sport organizations and communities. The Fund is a catalyst to elevate performance, inspire leadership and propel excellence, enabling more British Columbians to realize and demonstrate their full potential through sport.

The process for choosing where funding will be invested is collaborative in each Host Society between the Sport Directorate, local sport organizations and Provincial Sport Organizations.

The Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games will benefit from an investment of $40,000 from the PPF for various projects leading up to, during and post Games.

Projects include:

  • $15,000 to the Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club to purchase a ginzugroomer to create groomed skating and nordic trails. This new equipment will support the development of cross-country skiing in the region through the Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club.
  • $14,000 for ski racing equipment. BC Alpine is the recipient organization and will determine where the equipment will be best utilized after the Games. 
  • $6,000 for a figure skating judging system. A judging system consists of a series of tablets and laptop devices integrated to Skate Canada software for judging and displaying skating performance. This equipment will remain in the region after the Games, benefitting all clubs that wish to host competitions in the community.
  • $5,000 for replacement speed skating safety mats. The Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club will be the legacy recipient of this equipment grant.
  • $6,000 for a backdrop netting system for archery. 

More about Fort St. John funding:

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