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Local organizations receive gaming funds

The Symphony of the Kootenays received $15,000 in gaming grant funding. (From left) Lorraine Butler, Symphony of the Kootenays, MLA Bill Bennett and Steen Jorgensen, president, Symphony of the Kootenays.  - Photo submitted
The Symphony of the Kootenays received $15,000 in gaming grant funding. (From left) Lorraine Butler, Symphony of the Kootenays, MLA Bill Bennett and Steen Jorgensen, president, Symphony of the Kootenays.
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Six community organizations received $95,220 in gaming grants as part of the province’s Community Gaming Grant Program.

The B.C. government awarded grants to:

• Cranbrook Minor Hockey Association - $45,000

• Special Olympics British Columbia Society - Elk Valley - $4,200

• East Kootenay Volleyball Club - $14,720

• Cranbrook Amateur Swim Association - $10,300

• B.C. Seniors Games Society - Zone 7 - $6,000

• Symphony of the Kootenays Association - $15,000

“Gaming grants provide great athletic and art program opportunities to the East Kootenay,” Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennet said. “These contributions are examples of our government’s commitment to B.C. communities.”

Community gaming grants are awarded under the Arts and Sport categories of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

In the 2012/13 fiscal year, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

 

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