KELOWNA – Three public safety groups and one social service group in Kelowna are getting a boost of $107,500 thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

Canadian Ski Patrol Ogopogo Zone – $26,500
Kelowna & District Safety Council Society – $20,000
Canadian Ski Patrol System, Pacific Division – $12,000
Kelowna & District Share Society – $49,000

“Sports, arts and culture groups enrich our community,” says Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country. “This $107,500 in funding helps ensure local adults and kids can continue to take advantage of the fantastic programs they offer in Kelowna and area.”

“From rugby, to heritage education, to live theatre productions—there’s an activity for everyone who wants to stay active and entertained in our community,” says Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission. “Congratulations to these organizations on earning grants to support their work.”

“Whether it’s keeping people safe on the slopes or providing help to a family in need, organizations like these make a real difference in people’s lives,” says Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “You hope people never find themselves in a situation where they need help – but it’s great to know people are there when we need them.”

These grants are awarded under the Public Safety 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. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Sport, Arts and Culture, and Environment.

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