NORTH SHORE – 14 organizations on the North Shore have received Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Together, these grants total $554,140 in funding.

Who will benefit:

  • North West Vancouver Ringette Association – $17,150
  • Vancouver Freestyle Ski Club – $13,500
  • Seymour Art Gallery Society – $35,000
  • Lynn Valley Little League Association – $23,280
  • Seymour Basketball Association – $8,400
  • North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association – $35,000
  • North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association – $100,000
  • Vancouver Skating Club – $40,000
  • North Shore Girls Soccer Club – $125,000
  • Highlands Little League Baseball Association – $19,750
  • Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club – $50,000
  • Chena Swim Club – $40,600
  • West Vancouver Youth Band Society – $20,000
  • West Vancouver Otters Swim Club – $26,460

Why this matters:

  • Across British Columbia, 260 recipients will share over $9,000,000 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, environment and sport.

Quote:

“It’s great to see this level of support for such a broad variety of sport and culture initiatives on the North Shore. Once again the Province has demonstrated its commitment to community organizations all across B.C.”

–          North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto

Additional Information:

  • Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues to support direct delivery of a program that benefits the broader community.
  • Last year, in 2011/12, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
  • About 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2011/12.

For more information:

Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available online at:

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/forms-guidelines.htm