KELOWNA – Eight local organizations are receiving Community Gaming Grants from the B.C. government worth a total of $260,700.
Organizations receiving grants:
- Lioness Club of Kelowna – $15,000
- Order of Royal Purple #56 – Kelowna – $20,000
- Westside Health Network Society – $30,700
- Lions Club of Kelowna – Orchard City – $35,000
- British Columbia Schizophrenia Society – Kelowna – $25,000
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Kelowna and District Branch – $73,000
- Kiwanis Club of Kelowna – Summit – $28,000
- John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan – $34,000
“Organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association and the B.C. Schizophrenia Society help maintain a healthy and strong community. I extend my heart-felt appreciation to these organizations and their passionate volunteers.”
– Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart
“These organizations deliver important community services to individuals and families within our community. I offer my gratitude to them for their community service and I’m glad our government was able to provide some financial assistance. ”
– Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson
- 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.
For more information:
- Full application information is available online at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/.