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Seals Swim Club receives Community Gaming Grant

Dawson Creek’s swim club received a financial boost yesterday from the B.C. Government. On Wednesday, July 4, the Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club received a Community Gaming Grant totalling $16,800, which was distributed by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The allocation of money to the swim club is part of the latest round of grants from the provincial gaming revenue, where a total of $3,775,327 will be shared between 137 recipients.   

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom spoke about the importance of funding for these organizations, specifically with regards to youth.

“As a youth, I was a member of the Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club and I’m happy to know our government recognizes the importance of supporting community swim teams. They are a great way for youth to socialize, keep active, and stay involved in their communities.”

Lekstrom also extended his thanks the coaches and parents, who help in making the Swim Club a success.

Community Gaming Grants help in providing important services for B.C. families, with recipients from this round of funding including arts and culture, human and social services and sport.

For more information or to view application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants, click here.