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