Grants provided to local sports and cultural groups

Twelve organizations in Kelowna will share $305,615 in the latest round of gaming grants from the provincial government.

  • May. 18, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Twelve organizations in Kelowna will share $305,615 in the latest round of gaming grants from the provincial government.

The grant recipients are:

• Kelowna Aqua-Jets Swim Club, $50,100

• Kelowna Minor Football Association, $14,875

• Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League, $50,000

• Kelowna Canada Day Concerts, $4,500

• Kelowna Volleyball Club, $17,600

• Kelowna Yacht Club, $16,250

• Kelowna Minor Hockey Association, $52,500

• Telemark Cross Country Ski Club, $20,000

• Okanagan Chito-Ryu Society, $17,760

• Kelowna Visual & Performing Arts Centre Society, $12,750

• Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association, $19,280

“The groups that receive gaming grants make Kelowna healthier and more vibrant. Our government is committed to supporting the great work that they do,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MLA  Norm Letnick

“This funding boost will help local organizations that improve the quality of life for all families in Kelowna, added Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson.

“This is a great investment in the current and future health of our community,” he said.

Across British Columbia, 146 recipients will share $3,161,195 in this latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue.

The grants are the first from provincial gaming revenue announced for the new fiscal year, which began on April 1.

In 2010-11, Victoria distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

 

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