Twenty sports, arts and culture groups in Kelowna are getting a financial boost of nearly $504,000 thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.
Organizations receiving grants include:
West Kelowna Minor Hockey Association—$72,600
Kelowna Museums Society —$72,000
Kelowna Curling Club—$48,300
Kelowna Community Music School Society—$38,000
Kelowna Ringette Association—$35,000
Kelowna Youth Soccer Association—$30,000
Biathlon Society of British Columbia—$30,000
Central Okanagan Sailing Association—$29,125
Arts Council of the Central Okanagan—$27,600
Kelowna United Football Club—$22,800
West Kelowna Minor Baseball Association—$15,720
Kelowna Volleyball Club—$18,720
Okanagan Chito-Ryu Society—$12,000
Okanagan Athletics Club Society—$10,000
Dolyna Ukrainian Cultural Society—$9,000
Kelowna Speed Skating Club—$8,225
Kelowna City Concert Band Society—$8,000
Kelowna Juvenile Baseball Association—$7,500
Kelowna Springboard Diving Club—$6,000
Interior Highland Dancing Association of B.C.—$3,000.
“I’ve always been a big believer in prevention and the idea that staying active keeps our bodies and minds healthy,” said Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country.
“These grants will help these 20 organizations continue to offer sports and arts programs that keep people of all ages fit and happy.”
His colleague, Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson, said the benefiting programs help Kelowna’s young people learn and develop a variety of important skills.