Artists and Athletes get Support with Gaming Grants

VICTORIA – An organization in Quesnel and another in Wells have received a combined $56,300 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients:

  • Quesnel Figure Skating Club: $31,300
  • Island Mountain Arts Society: $25,000

“We have a very active and talented community and it is thanks to the hard work and support of groups like these,” said Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “These grants are so important in allowing them to offer their services and helping enrich our community.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category 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, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.