Community groups in Northeastern B.C. Will get just over $233,000 in extra funds from the Province.

A total of $15 million in additional gaming grants were announced on Friday by Premier Clark.

Beneficiaries included youth arts and culture groups; community service groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis; fairs, festivals and museums; and organizations involved in community education such as parent support services.

As well, many groups in the health and social services sector – such as transition houses, food banks and drop-in centres received about 25 per cent more in 2010-11 than the previous year.

In all, the Province provided about $22.5 million more in gaming grants in 2010-11 than during the previous year. This funding aided close to 6,000 organizations.

A prominent individual, who is independent of government, will be appointed to head the review to examine the role of government in gaming with input from charities, community members, industry representatives and local government.

Below is a list of all the groups in Northeastern B.C., that received extra funding.

Charlie Lake Charlie Lake Elementary School P.A.C. $ 2,025.00

Chetwynd Secondary School PAC $ 1,975.00
Don Titus Elementary School Parent Advisory Council 550.00
Little Prairie Elementary School P.A.C. 1,250.00
Peace Christian School Parent Committee 345.00
Tansi Friendship Centre Society 6,750.00
Windrem Elementary PAC 520.00
Chetwynd Total $ 11,390.00

Dawson Creek
Canalta Elementary School PAC $ 1,230.00
Central Middle School PAC 2,510.00
Crescent Park Parent Activities 1,185.00
Devereaux Elementary School PAC. 335.00
District Parent Advisory Council S.D. #59 – South Peace 625.00
Ecole Frank Ross Elementary PAC 2,300.00
Kiwanis Arts Centre Society 10,000.00
Knights Of Columbus #4680 9,375.00
Nawican Friendship Centre 10,000.00
Notre Dame School Parent Support Group 865.00
Dawson Creek Order Of The Royal Purple #85 5,000.00
Parkhill Elementary PAC 385.00
Ron Pettigrew Christian School Parent Group 425.00
South Peace Child Development Society 12,500.00
South Peace Community Arts Council 1,500.00
South Peace Community Resources Society 25,850.00
South Peace Senior Secondary School PAC 3,480.00
Dawson Creek Total $ 87,565.00

Farmington Parkland PAC $ 360.00

Fort Nelson
Fort Nelson Secondary School PAC $ 1,955.00
GW Carlson Elementary School PAC 785.00
J. S. Clark Elementary School PAC 695.00
Order Of Royal Purple #204 7,500.00
R.L. Angus Elementary School P.A.C. 1,035.00
Fort Nelson Total $ 11,970.00

Fort St. John
Alwin Holland School PAC $ 1,750.00
Ambrose Parents Partners In Learning Excellence (A.P.P.L.E.) 1,745.00
Baldonnel Elementary School P.A.C. 725.00
Benevolent And Protective Order Of Elks #288 5,790.00
Bert Bowes Junior Secondary School P.A.C. 2,580.00
C.M. Finch P.A.C. 1,310.00
Child Development Centre Society Of Fort St. John And District 8,125.00
Clearview Elementary Junior Secondary School PAC 780.00
Dr. Kearney Jr. Secondary P.A.C. 2,420.00
Ecole Central Elementary School Of The Arts PAC 2,045.00
Fort St John Literacy Society 4,080.00
Fort St. John Metis Society 1,050.00
North Peace Historical Society 7,500.00
North Peace Secondary School Parent Advisory Council 5,175.00
Northern BC Distance Education School P.A.C. 2,170.00
Northern Dance Theatre Society 10,420.00
Order Of The Eastern Star – Alcan Chapter #91 5,260.00
Robert Ogilvie Elementary School P.A.C. 1,415.00
Stage North Theatre Society 3,880.00
Fort St John Total $ 68,220.00

Hudson’s Hop
BC Seniors Games Society Zone 12 $ 25,000.00
Hudson’s Hope Historical Society 7,500.00
Hudson’s Hope School Parent Advisory Council 780.00
Hudson’s Hope Total $ 33,280.00

Pouce Coupe Pouce Coupe Elementary Parent Advisory Council $ 315.00

Prespatou Prespatou P.A.C. $ 1,610.00

Rolla Rolla Traditional School PAC $ 255.00

Rose Prairie Upper Pine Elementary Junior Secondary School PAC $ 1,115.00

Taylor Taylor Elementary School P.A.C. $ 630.00

Tumbler Ridge
Tumbler Ridge Days Society $ 12,500.00
Tumbler Ridge Elementary And Secondary School PAC 1,915.00
Tumbler Ridge Total $ 14,415.00