Eighteen groups in Kelowna are getting a total of more than $411,000 fromthe province through its community gaming grant program.
The organizations include:
- Okanagan Symphony Society – $140,500
- Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League – $35,000
- Kelowna Visual & Performing Arts Centre Society – $34,500
- Rutland Youth Soccer Association – $33,900
- Ogopogo Summer Swim Club – $30,600
- Kelowna Ski Club – $24,150
- Kiwanis Music Festival Society of Kelowna – $22,000
- Kelowna Liedertafel Society – $15,000
- Winfield Figure Skating Club – $14,325
- Kelowna Minor Fastball Society – $12,000
- Kelowna K.O.’s Wheelchair Rugby Association – $11,200
- Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club – $9,000
- Chamber Music Kelowna Society – $8,000
- White Sails A Capella Chapter – Sweet Adelines International – $5,000
- Dolyna Ukrainian Cultural Society – $5,000
- Kelowna Okanagan Mission Lions Club – $5,000
- Kelowna Pipe Band Society – $4,400
- Responsible Animal Care Society – $1,500
“These grants cover a wide range of activities that keep people of all ages engaged in our community,” said Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission.
The grants are awarded under the sport, arts and culture, environment, and human and social services 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.
“Many of these groups rely on these grants to assist with their day-to-day operations,” said Kelonwa-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “This boost of more than $411,000 will help them continue to offer the services and programs that local families rely on.”