Support for sport society formed

An initiative to promote sport and physical activity in the Columbia Basin has been formed.

An initiative to promote sport and physical activity in the Columbia Basin has been formed.

The PacificSport Columbia Basin Society will provide services and programs for local athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers as well as promote health by encouraging and helping the public to participate in physical activities.

“The Trust has been working on this since May 2013 to determine how we can best support sport and physical activity in the Basin,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO in a press release.

The society will receive $1.1 million in funding split between CBT and ViaSport over the next three years.

“We’re pleased to partner with ViaSport to establish the PacificSport Columbia Basin Society. It will draw on the expertise of the broader provincial alliance to advance local priorities,” added Muth.

“ViaSport’s mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province, at every stage of life and in every community,” said Cathy Priestner Allinger, ViaSport CEO.