BC Games Legacy

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.

BC Legacy Games Funding

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

RecipientFunds AllocatedProgram
Golden Ears Athletics Society$14,190Equipment (to support club athletes; equipment will be used for 2024 Summer Games).
Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse$7,000Video equipment and software used for coaching, player development and strategy analysis.
Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey$8,400Referee mentorship program that aims to improve skills of existing referees and increasing total number of referees.
Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club$5,375New kayaks and paddles.
Port Coquitlam Ridge Meadows Ringette$2,500Communication plan development and refreshed ringette program to increase engagement and participation of local indigenous youth.
Meadow Ridge Female Minor Hockey Assoc.$5,000Specialized development across the association with highly skilled coaches who will also support mentorship and knowledge transfer to current coaching staff.
Haney Seahorses Swim Club$8,000Coach and official development program to support growth and leadership and development of new volunteer coaches and existing coaching staff.
Haney Neptunes Swim Club$1,557Portable digital deck pace clocks.
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society$16,770Sport wheelchairs.
BC Artistic Swimming$2,500As 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$7,200Female player engagement for 3Y-12Y and adult women leadership and coaching opportunities. 
Foundry Ridge Meadows$18,000Rainawakens will engage local youth in the creation of a public art mural and a mobile art piece at the Foundry. 
Legacy Facility - Beach Volleyball $30,000Development of public beach volleyball courts for community use and the 2024 Summer Games.

Karina Leblanc Game Changer Award

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.

A teen girl with blonde hair, sitting with a soccer ball, running shoes, and black belt
A teen girl with blonde hair, kneeling in a taekwondo uniform
A teen girl with blonde hair, wearing a green top and blue pants
A teen girl with blonde hair, smiling and wearing a taekwondo uniform
Close-up photo of a soccer ball, cleats, and a taekwondo black belt
A teen girl wearing a taekwondo uniform and kicking into the air
A teen girl with blonde hair, seated and smiling