Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games Legacy Fund

 In January 2017, the Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games Society announced a Legacy Fund of approximately $30,000 to be awarded to Coquitlam organizations, to help ensure Coquitlam residents aged 55+ continue to benefit from a healthy active lifestyle. To be eligible for the grants organizations had to be registered in the City of Coquitlam; be non-profit, charitable, private or unincorporated;  engage active Coquitlam residents aged 55+; provide sport, community or social activities; or facilities, programs or services.

In May 2017, they awarded grants to the following organizations:

Glen Pine 50plus Society has 1,200 members aged 50 to 95 with a mandate to develop and maintain programs which contribute to the over-all improvement and enhancement of their members' everyday lives and lifestyles. The society provides an assortment of activities from sports, arts and crafts, cards and social activities.
Grant awarded: $8,200
Grant uses: To support increased activities and provide new sports/activity supplies.

Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society operates on a partnership basis with the City of Coquitlam. The Society represents a membership of over 2,500 adults aged 50+. They offer over 80 activities year round supporting wellness, healthy lifestyles and active living.
Grant awarded: $8,200
Grant uses: To refurbish, repair or replace current equipment and invest in new equipment to facilitate future growth.

Dogwood Nothin’ Dragon Boat Masters originate out of Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam and consists of 63 members ranging in ages 50-80+. Their goal is to encourage and support members of the community aged 50+ in becoming fit, skilled and dedicated to leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
Grant awarded: $4,000
Grant uses: To support ongoing programs and the expansion of future programs.

Coquitlam 50+ Slo-Pitch Club is a not for profit serving the recreational needs of Coquitlam residents 50+. The Club currently has over 134 members encouraging physical and social activity and Slo-Pitch play at various levels.   
Grant awarded: $3,817
Grant uses: To provide uniforms, field equipment, and coaching supplies.

Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club provides the citizens of Coquitlam and surrounding municipalities the opportunity for recreational and social activity focusing on the sport of lawn bowling.
Grant awarded: $3,250
Grant uses: To support equipment replacements, enhanced amenities, and host a Canada 150 event.

Leisure Connections was established by the Glen Pine 50plus Society to operate as an Activity Group with its own membership. This Activity Group provides service and support to people with mild to medium Alzheimer`s or Dementia and their caregivers.
Grant awarded: $1,750
Grant uses: To provide weekly recreation for Alzheimer’s/Dementia participants and their caregivers.

L.J. Christmas Manor in Coquitlam is a non- profit senior citizens complex operated by the Burquitlam Senior Housing Society providing accommodations for 150 residents aged 67-104. The Manor provides seniors affordable living options and services that support an active life.
Grant awarded: $1,300
Grant uses: To support weekly Osteofit classes.

Background

The Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games were held September 20 – 24, 2016 as part of the City of Coquitlam 125 celebration with 3200 registrants participating in 22 sports, supported by over 1000 volunteers. We are very thankful for the corporate and individual sponsorship along with the thousands of volunteer hours and expertise that delivered this very successful event.