KELOWNA – MLAs Steve Thomson, Norm Letnick, and Ben Stewart joined members of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in Kelowna to announce the latest batches of Community Gaming Grants to 17 Central Okanagan community organizations. These grants together total $593,650, including a $225,000 grant for Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Elevation Outdoors Experiential Programs Association – $5,500
  • Kelowna Okanagan Mission Lions Club – $30,000
  • Knights of Columbus – St. Charles Garnier Council #9845 – $10,000
  • Central Okanagan Hospice Association – $65,500
  • Canadian Federation of University Women – Kelowna – $10,000
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Glenvalley Group – $1,600
  • Shrine Club #15 – Kelowna – $20,000
  • Scouts Canada – 1st Westside Group – $2,300
  • Westbank Lioness Club – $18,000
  • Lions Club of Westbank – $20,000
  • University Children’s Learning Centre Society – $14,750
  • Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health – $50,000
  • Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association – $20,000
  • Kelowna & District Society for People in Motion – $57,000
  • Kelowna Family Services Society – $22,000
  • Kelowna & District Society for Community Living – $22,000
  • Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs – $225,000

Quotes:

“Central Okanagan organizations have received over half a million dollars in Community Gaming Grants. These organizations really make a difference in our community, providing needed supports and fostering community involvement. They make our community a better place to live.”

–          Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson

“I couldn’t be happier that the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are receiving this substantial Community Gaming Grant. They have been helping young people in the Okanagan Valley since 1959, and I hope to see them continue their much-needed services. What a deserving group of dedicated individuals!”

–          Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart

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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