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Black Jack Ski Club receives Hosting BC grant to host Haywood NorAm event

Black Jack Ski Club has been awarded a $7500 Hosting BC grant to host the 2016 Haywood NorAm Mini-Stage Tour, Dec. 16-18.

Rossland’s cross country ski club has received a grant to host a Haywood NorAm event this December.

Black Jack Ski Club has been awarded a $7500 Hosting BC grant to host the 2016 Haywood NorAm Mini-Stage Tour, Dec. 16-18 at the Black Jack ski trails. The three-day event will start off with the intermediate-distance, individual-start skating races on Friday, then the skating sprint races on Saturday and pursuit-start classic races on Sunday.

The event is part of the seven-event Haywood NorAm Race Series, which has four events in Canada and three in the US. The Canadian winners of the series qualify for the post-Christmas World Cup races in Europe.

Over 100 participants from both Canada and the US are expected to attend the event.

Hosting BC grants awarded to 17 BC communities

Hosting BC grants are provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and are administered by viaSport. Their purpose is to assist communities in hosting major international, provincial and club championships. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announced that $124,500 in Hosing BC grants supporting 23 sporting events in 17 BC communities were awarded for the first intake of the fiscal 2016-17 year.