Four Cariboo groups receive gaming grants

Four Cariboo organizations have received community gaming grants, the B.C. government announced this morning.

  • Jun. 26, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Four Cariboo organizations have received community gaming grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the government announced this morning.

The groups include:

•   100 Mile House & District Historical Society — $21,000

•   British Columbia Special Olympics — 100 Mile House Local — $3,600

• Williams Lake Museum and Historical Society — $30,000

•  Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association — $35,400

“Each of these groups plays a very big role in the cultural, historical and athletic preservation of our community,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “I’m happy they will benefit from these funds once again.”

The ministry says that across B.C. 137 recipients will share $3,775,327 in the latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue.  Community gaming grants help local groups provide important services for British Columbia families. Grant recipients in this round of funding offer programs in arts and culture, human and social services, and sport.