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As part of this distribution, the Dawson Creek Junior Hockey Association received $20,000, while the South Peace Senior Hockey Association received $15,000.

The two main groups of recipients receiving money through this round of grants are adult sport and arts organizations as well as human and social services organizations.

Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Peace River South says this round of grants is significant, especially on a personal level.

“Everyone knows hockey is at the heart of this community and it’s great to see these associations benefit from the gaming grants. I had the privilege of playing for both of these organizations during my hockey career and I am now extremely proud to be able to support them in my capacity as an MLA.”

With this past round of grants, over 5,000 community groups across B.C. have received a total of $135 million in funding.

These Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for non-provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community.

For more information on the B.C. Community Gaming Grants, please click here.

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