Long Blades awarded
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The Kamloops Long Blades Association will take home a $10,000 award to fund a program which introduces new Canadians to the sport.
The Kamloops Long Blades Association has won a $10,000 award that will be put towards a program which helps teach new Canadians how to speed skate.
In a news release, the Kamloops Long Blades said the club was the “proud winners” of the Intact Insurance Club Excellence Award, which includes a $10,000 grand prize and a visit from a pair of national team athletes.
The Kamloops Long Blades said the grand prize money will help develop its Speed Skating with International Friends Together (SWIFT) program, which is run in partnership with the Kamloops-Cariboo Regional Immigrant Services.
“The program looks to bring new Canadians to the rink and teach them how to speed skate,” said a…