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Prince George sports, arts and culture organizations get B.C. gaming grant funding

Over 30 local non-profits get provincial gaming revenue dollars
Gaming Grants
Arts and culture organizations and sports organizations in Prince George are receiving provincial gaming grant funding.

Many Prince George sports, as well as arts and culture programs, have received funding from provincial Community Gaming Grants.

Every year, commercial gaming revenue funds essential government programs and services including health care, education, justice, and social services.

B.C. is supporting more than 650 not-for-profit arts organizations with approximately $18.2 million in Community Gaming Grants.

The grants help provide a range of programs and services to support people as B.C. moves toward economic recovery. People can participate in diverse arts and cultural experiences, from performing arts, music and media arts programs, to Indigenous and cultural events.

"We know that arts, culture and sport are critical to our collective mental health and they make our communities stronger and more vibrant. These grants are game changers. Our government believes in providing people access to art, cultural and sporting activities because it strengthens our sense of belonging and diversity across B.C,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

The province says the Community Gaming Grants program puts British Columbian's health and safety first by requiring that all grant funding complies with the provincial health officer's orders, while continuing to provide flexibility for those organizations whose programs and services have been affected by the pandemic.

This year 32 sports and arts and culture organizations received funding from the grant program.

Arts and Culture Organizations:

Alban Classical Artists Society $5,600.00

Central British Columbia Railway and Forestry Museum $30,000.00

CFUR Radio Society $7,500.00

Community Arts Council of Prince George and District $9,400.00

Fraser - Fort George Museum Society $92,250.00

Huble Homestead / Giscome Portage Heritage Society $51,000.00

Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George $30,000.00

Multicultural Heritage Society of Prince George $50,600.00

Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association $52,500.00

Prince George Cantata Singers $6,500.00

Prince George Folkfest Society $26,000.

Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association $185,000.00

Prince George Symphony Orchestra Society $66,000.00

TNW Theatre North West Society $64,600.00

Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers Society $8,000.00

Sports Organizations:

Caledonia Nordic Ski Club $11,600.00

Northern Adapted Sports Association $22,000.00

Northern BC Centre for Skating Association $70,000.00

Powder King Ski Club $4,650.00

Prince George Barracuda Swim Club $62,000.00

Prince George Blizzard Speed Skating Club $6,900.00

Prince George Canoe and Kayak Club $6,900.00

Prince George Figure Skating Club $57,225.00

Prince George Gymnastics Society $60,000.00

Prince George Minor Hockey Association $100,000.00

Prince George Minor Lacrosse Association $10,000.00

Prince George Pisces Summer Swim Club $29,000.00

Prince George Ringette Association $25,500.00

Prince George Ski Club $17,500.00

Prince George Track & Field Club $9,000.00

Prince George Youth Baseball Association $18,480.00

Prince George Youth Soccer Association $98,400.00

The Prince George Judo Association $7,300.00