KELOWNA – Five sports, arts and culture groups in Kelowna are getting a boost of $143,000 thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:
Kelowna Minor Football Association – $40,000
Centre Culturel Francophone de l’Okanagan – $39,000
Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association – $28,000
Lake Country Art Gallery Society – $20,000
Winfield Curling Club – $16,000

“One of the best ways families can spend quality time together is an activity or program like the ones these organizations provide,” says Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “From youth football to francophone culture, these grants will help these groups continue to bring people together.”

“Lake Country has a lot to offer in terms of activities, and these grants for the Winfield Curling Club and Lake Country Art Gallery Society will keep people engaged in our community,” says Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country. “These funds will support healthy, active lifestyles and a thriving arts and cultural scene.”

“Community gaming grants support the delivery of programs that benefit residents here in Kelowna and across British Columbia,” says Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission. “I encourage people to learn more about the sports, arts and cultural activities offered by these local organizations.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts & Culture 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 Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

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