Local groups receive grants

Two North Okanagan groups are tapping into provincial funds.

Two North Okanagan groups are tapping into provincial funds.

Grindrod’s Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society will receive $6,000 from provincial gaming grants while Vernon’s St. John Society will get $20,000.

Across B.C., 101 recipients will share $1,861,891 in this latest round of grants from the provincial government.

“Gaming grants ensure small communities like Grindrod have the chance to enjoy events like live theatre that enrich culture and our everyday lives,” said Shuswap MLA George Abbott.

The St. John Society will use the funds for its first aid-related programs.

“People have made it clear that groups like the St. John Society are important to their families – and as this new funding clearly shows, we listened,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.