Four community groups with a long history of keeping people active in sport and engaged in the arts will benefit in the latest round of Community Gaming Grants offered by the B.C. Government.
Organizations receiving grants:
• Western Canada Theatre Company Society – $85,000 for Professional Live Theatre and ‘Pay What You Can’ Matinees
• Kamloops Exhibition Association – $48,000 for Provincial Winter Fair Programs
• Kamloops Long Blades Association – $12,000 for Speed and In-Line Skating Programs
• Raft Mountain Skating Club – $4,375 for Skating Lessons Program
“This funding will help more people enjoy the fantastic offerings of Western Canada Theatre, and help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Provincial Winter Fair,” says Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “From theatre to 4-H, these two local groups entertain us and help preserve the history of Kamloops and area.”
“I’m a strong proponent of keeping active through sport and fitness,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake. “The Kamloops Long Blades Association and the Raft Mountain Skating Club are doing their part to get people off the couch, onto the ice, and onto the path to good health.”
Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.
Across British Columbia, 68 recipients will share $2,212,640 in the latest round of grants.
During the last fiscal year, in 2012/13, the provincial government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2011/12.
Full application information is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/.