A number of sports, arts and culture programs in Quesnel and Wells will receive some added support with Community Gaming Grants totalling $212,500, announced Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes today.

Organizations receiving sports grants:

  • Quesnel And District Minor Hockey Association – $63,500
  • Quesnel Youth Soccer Association – $50,000
  • Quesnel Figure Skating Club – $28,000
  • Waveriders Swim Club – $15,000
  • Quesnel Ringette Association – $12,950
  • Quesnel Girls Softball Association – $9,300
  • Quesnel Aquatic Club – $8,800

Organizations receiving arts and culture grants:

  • Island Mountain Arts Society – $25,000

“From minor hockey, ringette, competitive swimming, youth soccer, and more these sports grants will support both participants and organizers with the necessary equipment or costs of attending tournaments or competitions in their sport,” Oakes said. “Additional grants will benefit our artists, musicians and the Island Mountain Arts Society to continue to do great work showcasing wonderful local talent in Wells.”

These grants are awarded under Sport and the Arts and Culture 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 contributed $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.