Gaming Grants Support Culture and Sport

PENTICTON – One association in Penticton and another in Summerland have received a combined $99,500 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

 The recipients:

  • Penticton & District Minor Hockey Association – $86,500.00 for its minor hockey program
  • Kettle Valley Railway Society – $13,000 for the Historic Steam Train program

“Organizations like these help build interest in sport and culture in our communities,” Penticton MLA Dan Ashton said. “With this funding, they will be able to develop and expand their programs and so reach a broader audience.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.