Gaming grants lift local groups

Four local organizations benefit from $84,500 in Community Gaming Grants

  • Aug. 7, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Four local organizations that keep residents active and healthy will benefit from $84,500 in Community Gaming Grants.

Cross Country BC in Vernon is gaining $50,000 for its Coaching Development, Provincial Team, and Training Centre Programs.

Enderby curlers, of all abilities, will benefit from a $17,500 grant for the Enderby & District Curling Club.

“This local organization is helping people of all ages and abilities enjoy the sport of curling,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.

“I’d like to thank the staff and volunteers who are doing so much to keep our community active and engaged.”

Vernon’s Okanagan Extreme Lacrosse League will boost its Senior Mens’ Lacrosse program with $10,000.

The Summer Swim Club in Lumby is also gaining $7,000.

“These grants will help these local groups continue to offer programs that develop our local athletes, sports enthusiasts and coaches,” said Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster.

“The grants also acknowledge the tireless work of staff and volunteers, who are helping to keep our community healthy and vibrant.”

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

Last fiscal year, in 2012/13, our 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 2012/13.