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.
“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
- 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: