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Sport and healthy living

Between 2000 and 2010, over 4,000 organisations and groups across British Columbia became part of the effort to create a variety of legacies leading up to 2010 and beyond.

New programmes and partnerships were initiated to generate measurable social change in the area of sport and healthy living. These included the BC Sport Participation Programme and Game Plan BC.

After the Games, many of these programmes were transferred to viaSport, established in 2011 by 2010 Legacies Now to coordinate a province-wide approach to increasing participation in sport and physical activity.

Today, an average of 718,000 athletes register for organised sports in British Columbia every year, with over 16,000 coaches attending training sessions. In addition to this, 1,163 major sporting events have been held since the Games in 103 different communities.

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