ViaSport BC Grant supports Active Winter Women

Princeton women are learning to be active in the outdoors; hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Women are learning about proper gear and equipment required for winter sports

Women are learning about proper gear and equipment required for winter sports

With support and funding from the Province of BC, ViaSport BC awarded the Town of Princeton Parks, Recreation and Culture Department with a $2,000 grant to support the development of sport opportunities that inspires girls and women to get active in British Columbia.

This grant supports the Active Winter Women Program that began in late November of 2013 and will end in March 2014, offered by Princeton Parks, Recreation and Culture with volunteer support of China Ridge Trails Society. Princeton women are learning to be active in the outdoors; hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

“One of our goals is to encourage and provide women with the opportunity to become active during Princeton’s long winter months”, says Nadine McEwen, Princeton Recreation, Cultural and Tourism Coordinator. “Kelley Cook, our program leader, designed this program to give women the ‘tools’ to become comfortable and active in our local outdoor wilderness, participating in two life long winter sport opportunities; snowshoeing and cross country skiing.”

Women are learning about proper gear and equipment required for winter sports, strapping on the snow shoes and cross country skies to be active for 1-2 hour sessions and learning to be safe in the great outdoors. 31 women have participated thus far in the Active Winter Womens program with support from the fantastic volunteer women of China Ridge Trails Society.

Please contact Nadine McEwen at 250-295-6067 or email  nmcewen@princeton.ca to learn more about the Active Winter Women Program.About viaSport

A legacy organization of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, viaSport British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to provide unified, strategic leadership to sport in BC and increase levels of physical activity in all communities, at every stage of life. Formed in partnership with the Province of BC and provincial sport sector, viaSport is shaping a new, more effective model for sport delivery and funding support, which drives increased participation, powers sport excellence, and promotes British Columbia as a sport-hosting destination. For more information visit www.viasport.ca