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

Quotes:

“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

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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