Congratulations to BC Hockey and the Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA) for having their Kelowna area sport events qualify for fresh funding through the BC Games Society's Hosting BC Program.

BC Hockey receives $5,000 for hosting the 2012 Male U16 BC Cup hockey tournament, April 12-15 at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna (soon to be Kraft Hockeyville?). Westside Minor Hockey Association, District of West Kelowna, Mount Boucherie Secondary School and Okanagan College are welcoming BC Hockey and its top 160 prospects. COYSA gets $3,000 to host 48 teams during BC Soccer's 2012 Youth B Cup Girls Soccer Provincials, July 5-8 at Mission Recreation Park.

Blog - Kelowna Events Get Hosting BC GrantsTourism Kelowna is proud to have produced winning bids for these prestigious events. Thanks to all involved including the honourable Ben Stewart, Steve Thomson and Norm Letnick, our MLAs who go to bat for us at the provincial level. For more information on bidding or funding development, contact me at 250-861-1515 ext. 209 or