BC Games Legacy


Welcome to the BC Games Legacy page!

The BC Games Society rallied behind the City of Maple Ridge following the cancellation of last year’s summer games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited and honoured that our City was chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games, that the BC Games Society introduced legacy funding for $125,000 and that they created the Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award named after one of our local sport champions.
The Province, through the BC Games Society, is provided the City of Maple Ridge with $125,000 to support local sport and community development projects! 

Legacy Funds Distribution

Recipient Funds Allocated Program
Golden Ears Athletics Society $14,190 Equipment (to support club athletes; equipment will be used for 2024 Summer Games.
Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse $7,000 Video equipment and software used for coaching, player development and strategy analysis.
Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey $8,400 Referee mentorship program that aims to improve skills of existing referees and increasing total number of referees.
Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club $5,375 New kayaks and paddles.
Port Coquitlam Ridge Meadows Ringette $2,500 Communication plan development and refreshed ringette program to increase engagement and participation of local indigenous youth.
Meadow Ridge Female Minor Hockey Assoc. $5,000 Specialized development across the association with highly skilled coaches who will also support mentorship and knowledge transfer to current coaching staff.
Haney Seahorses Swim Club $8,000 Coach and official development program to support growth and leadership and development of new volunteer coaches and existing coaching staff.
Haney Neptunes Swim Club $1,557 Portable digital deck pace clocks.
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society $16,770 Sport wheelchairs.
BC Artistic Swimming $2,500 As a new club, developing and implementing an activation plan to grow athlete membership and coach development in preparation for competition at the 2024 Summer Games.
Albion Football Club $7,200 Female player engagement for 3Y-12Y and adult women leadership and coaching opportunities. 
Foundry Ridge Meadows $18,000 Rainawakens will engage local youth in the creation of a public art mural and a mobile art piece at the Foundry. 
Legacy Facility - Beach Volleyball  $30,000 Development of public beach volleyball courts for community use and the 2024 Summer Games.
The Karina LeBlanc Game Changer Award was developed to recognize the achievement of a young individual who has created opportunities for underrepresented youth in their community to participate more fully in sport.

Anna Huber is the inaugural recipient! Learn more in the tabs below.
  1. About Anna Huber
  2. About the Award
Anna is an exceptional young leader and change maker in Maple Ridge. In addition to being an accomplished soccer player, Anna is a first degree blackbelt in taekwondo and actively coaches at her local martial arts studio where she works to create equitable opportunities for female athletes within the sport.

Her name and face may be familiar to Maple Ridge residents as she was recently featured on the cover of the Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture Spring 2020 Program Guide and named a Community Champion by her fellow neighbours. “I volunteer because I truly believe it makes the world a better place,” wrote Anna. “Helping others and expecting nothing in return does not only better the world, but I find that it makes me feel like I am doing something that makes a difference.”

Anna’s long list of volunteer experience includes working at children’s summer camps with the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre, with Thomas Haney Culinary Arts, Best Buddies, on her school’s Student Council, and with Eco-Action. Anna is also a previous recipient of her high school’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for her project advocating for equipment purchases for the Arcus Association for Community Living, an organization that raises funds for community members with diverse abilities and Operation Trackshoes.

After graduating from high school Anna plans to attend university and study environmental science. By winning this award Anna hopes to set an example and inspire others to get involved in their communities. “I will continue to work hard to break down barriers for those who are underrepresented,” said Anna. “Just like Karina LeBlanc, I hope to continue to create opportunities for others and inspire many more years of action.”