PENTICTON – A number of sports, arts and culture programs in Penticton are getting a boost of $84,000, thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Penticton & District Community Arts Council – $27,500
  • Kisu Swim Club (Penticton) – $25,000
  • Penticton Academy of Music Society – $15,000
  • Summerland Figure Skating Club – $14,000
  • Peachland Fall Fair – $2,500

“From introductory skating to competitive swimming, these sports grants will support participants of all skill levels,” says Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. “Additional grants will support our artists and musicians, and the wonderful Peachland Fall Fair which showcases this fantastic local talent.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts & Culture categories 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, Environment and Human and Social Services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.