Heritage Society gets $2,500 from B.C. gaming

Society to hire summer student

The latest provincial gaming grants have been awarded to 17 Kamloops and area organizations, one of which is right here in Barriere.  The Barriere and District Heritage Society has receive $2,500, which will be used to hire a summer student.  The student will work from the beginning of July through late August.

In total $276,994 was awarded to Kamloops and area in the latest round of gaming grants recently announced today by the provincial government. They are:

Across British Columbia, 180 recipients will share $4,270,468 in this recent release of grants from provincial gaming revenue.

These gaming grants are the second announced for the new fiscal year, which began on April 1, 2011. This round of grants will help important local groups provide services for British Columbia families.

With these grants the Province is fulfilling the last of its three-year commitment to gaming grants.

Beneficiaries from these grants help create healthier communities and cover a broad range of interests, including sports; arts and culture; festivals; and parent advisory and district parent advisory councils.

In 2010/11, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants. The original budget called for $120 million, but in March Premier Christy Clark added an extra $15 million.

About 6,000 community groups across B.C. have benefited from these funds.

Full application info for B.C. provincial government gaming grants is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/