KELOWNA – Canadian Red Cross Society – BC Southern Interior Region is receiving Community Gaming Grants from the B.C. government worth a total of $100,000. This funding will support their Disaster Management Program and Health Equipment Loan Program.


“Earlier this week, MLAs Thomson, Letnick, and I had the opportunity to meet with Canadian Red Cross representatives to see firsthand how the Disaster Management Program and Health Equipment Loan Program work. I was very impressed by the dedicated people and I’m very glad we could provide this financial support.”

–          Ben Stewart, MLA for Westside-Kelowna

“The Canadian Red Cross is an iconic organization that provides vital lifesaving services around the world. I am pleased that we can offer this funding, so they can continue the important work that they do in our community.”

–          Steve Thomsom, MLA for Kelowna-Mission

Additional information:

  • Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.
  • Last fiscal year, in 2011/12, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
  • More than 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2011/12.

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