Sports and culture groups get funding

Among the recipients are the Lumby Figure Skating Club, Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and the Vernon Ski Club

Some North Okanagan groups are getting a financial boost.

The provincial government has issued gaming grants to 15 local sports and culture organizations.

“Sports and arts groups such as these improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

The grant recipients include:

Lumby Figure Skating Club: $7,500;

Lumby Minor Hockey Association: $15,400;

Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association: $75,000;

Okanagan Extreme Lacrosse League: $10,000;

Vernon Ski Club: $25,000;

Vernon Curling Club: $52,000;

Vernon Volleyball Association: $14,000;

Cross-Country B.C.: $56,500;

Vernon Pony Club: $ $2,400;

Vernon Public Art Gallery: $43,500;

Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble: $6,000;

North Valley Gymnastics Society: $36,800;

Arts Council of the North Okanagan: $35,000;

Vernon Figure Skating Club: $15,000;

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club: $27,000.