KELOWNA– Nine Kelowna area organizations will share $258,000 in Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. They are:

  • Kelowna Crows Athletic Society – $8,800
  • Kelowna Minor Football Association – $46,600
  • Central Okanagan Wrestling Association – $17,600
  • Kelowna Aqua-Jets Swim Club – $42,000
  • Rutland Youth Soccer Association – $35,000
  • Kelowna United Football Club – $21,000
  • Ogopogo Summer Swim Club – $25,800
  • Centre Culturel Francophone De L’Okanagan – $39,000
  • Telemark Cross Country Ski Club – $22,200

Quotes:

“Every one of these groups deserves these grants to help continue their programs. As a bilingual Canadian, I’m particularly pleased to see the Francophone Cultural Centre receive $39,000.”

–          Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick

“The Community Gaming Grant program funds a great variety of organizations across B.C., and this group is no different. From cross-country skiing to francophone culture, they all help make the Central Okanagan a better place to live.”

–          Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart

Additional Information:

  • Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community.
  • Last year, in 2011/12, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
  • About 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2011/12.

For more information:

Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at:

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/forms-guidelines.htm