Gaming grants awarded including Curling Club

Community Gaming grants award $6,000 to Barriere Recreation Society who manage the Curling Club

KAMLOOPS– Two local active living organizations will benefit from $104,000 in Community Gaming Grants from the BC Government.

Organizations recently notified they will be receiving grants are:

• Kamloops and District Society for People in Motion – $98,000

• Barriere Recreation Society – $6,000

“Kamloops, Canada’s Tournament Capital is the hub for recreation and sport,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “I am pleased that Kamloops and communities throughout our region continue to have such high-quality opportunities for fitness, fun, and recreation.”

Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.

During the 2012/13 fiscal year, $135 million worth of gaming grants were provided to approximately 5,300 community organizations.

Local organizations wishing to apply or find out more about community gaming grants can visit http://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm.