Northern BC Residents Sought For School Sports Program

(Prince George, BC – February 3, 2016) - Sports enthusiasts from Prince George and the surrounding area are being recruited to work with elementary-school-age children to encourage them to be more active. 

SOAR (Sharing Our Activities and Resources) is an initiative developed by Tennis BC, British Columbia Golf and Curl BC. The not-for-profit groups are recruiting individuals to be trained in the delivery of three sports programs.

Residents who want to get involved with their community and promote active living should sign up for the training program being offered. Completion of the training program as well as a criminal record check is a prerequisite to working with SOAR.

The instructors will run:

  • The Curling Canada Rocks & Rings program, which is a gym-based curling game for 6 to 12-year-olds
  • The Playground to Fairway (P2F) School Golf program, which introduces basic golf skills to school-age children with a focus on fun
  • The Learn & Play program, a fun tennis program aimed at younger children which uses mini racquets and foam balls

Training will take place at Blackburn Elementary School in Prince George from Sunday, February 21, at 10 a.m. and continues until Wednesday, February 24, until 2:30 p.m. The cost for all three training modules is $50.

An educator from Sacred Heart School in Prince George who took part in the program said the children loved the sessions, adding: “I would highly recommend SOAR and our kids look forward to it next year!”

Penny Bartel, Participation Manager at Curl BC, said: “The programs run by SOAR are really popular with both teachers and students so becoming an instructor is very rewarding. We hope Prince George residents will take advantage of this great opportunity.”

Participants must register in advance. Visit before February 18 to register.

More information and the training schedule can be viewed at

For inquiries about the program, contact Penny Bartel, Participation Manager at Curl BC, at or call 604-333-3620.

Please go to for more information or register here

Curl BC
Penny Bartel                    * Attendance at Sunday, February 21st Theory Workshop is mandatory
Participation Manager          Attendance at Practical Application is optional buy highly recommended
604-333-3620                    For more information please contact Penny Bartel