Tumbler Ridge Receives Bell True Sport Community Award

This past Tuesday, on March 8th, Charles Helm was informed that Tumbler Ridge is one of three communities across Canada chosen to receive this year?s Bell True Sport Community Award. Charles was informed that ?Into its second year, the Bell True Sport Community Award recognizes up to three outstanding communities each year who are working to promote sport as a powerful tool to shape their community. It is evident by your nomination that the community of Tumbler Ridge is a great example of how values-driven sport can foster the kind of community spirit that contributes to vibrant communities. For your information, the communities of Edmonton and Sherbrooke were also selected.?

Charles submitted an application on behalf of our town, highlighting the outdoor recreation possibilities and community sports events available to young and old alike. A True Sport Community is one where:

Everybody gets to play.

Sport and recreation are highly valued.

Sport volunteers are recognized and celebrated.

Programs and services are grounded on the values of excellence, inclusion, fairness and fun.

Facilities and public play spaces are safe and welcoming.

Sport is viewed as an important contributor to the health and personal development of youth.

There are opportunities which support both participation and the pursuit of excellence.

Sport connects people; neighbours become friends.

Is proud to be Canadian!

Benefits of being honoured

Each selected Bell True Sport Community will receive:

a.. True Sport Community road sign

b.. A True Sport Community plaque and recognition

c.. A True Sport enabling toolkit

The winning three communities will be announced at the Canadian Sports Awards, being held in Toronto on March 29th. A representative of Tumbler Ridge will be on hand to accept the award.

A 30-second vignette of each of these communities will be shown at the awards, and this will be rebroadcast on TSN a couple of days later.

For more information on the Bell True Sport Award, visit www.truesportpur.ca.

Congratulations Tumbler Ridge on receiving this great award!