FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Several non-profits in Northeast B.C. have received community gaming grants totalling $466,900 to enhance arts, culture and sports in the region.
“People’s lives are enhanced by the sports, arts and cultural programming that not-for-profit organizations offer throughout British Columbia,” said Anne King, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
“Healthy, vibrant communities are key to a healthy, vibrant province, and these grants are one way our government is helping people in communities thrive.”
The community gaming grant recipients are:
Fort St. John Sports grants:
- Fort St. John Huskies Junior B Hockey Club: $15,000
- Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club: $26,000
- North Peace Gymnastics Association: $30,000
- Fort St. John Soccer Club: $35,000
- Fort St. John Figure Skating Club: $40,000
Fort St. John Arts and Culture grants:
- Community Arts Council of Fort St. John: $5,000
- North Peace Historical Society: $20,000.
Dawson Creek Sports grants:
- Dawson Creek Wildcats Basketball Club: $3,500
- Dawson Creek Speed Skating Club: $6,900
- Special Olympics British Columbia Society – Dawson Creek: $7,000
- Dawson Creek Senior Hockey Association: $15,000
- Dawson Creek Curling Club: $32,600
- Mile Zero Figure Skating Club: $38,000
- Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club: $39,600
- Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association: $52,000
Dawson Creek Arts and Culture grants:
- Dawson Creek and District Band Association: $8,000
- South Peace Art Society: $50,900
Fort Nelson Sports grants:
- Mile 300 Figure Skating Club $17,500
Hudson’s Hope Arts and Culture grants:
- Hudson’s Hope Historical Society: $12,400
Taylor Sports grants:
- Peace Passage Skating Club: $12,500
The province announced Thursday that it is supporting 46 arts and culture groups in Northern B.C. with $1.3 million in gaming grants.
Additionally, the province is supporting 83 not-for-profits in Northern B.C. that are dedicated to sports with over $2 million in community gaming grants.
In total, 790 not-for-profits focused on sports in B.C. and 717 arts and culture groups will receive funding from community gaming grants.
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