PRINCE GEORGE – Sports and cultural organizations in Prince George are receiving $620,940 in combined funding from the provincial government to support their ongoing local programs and activities, Prince George MLAs Mike Morris and Shirley Bond announced today.

• The Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association received $155,000.
• Greater Prince George Minor Hockey received $100,000.
• Fraser-Fort George Museum Society received $86,000.
• Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association received $70,000.
• Prince George Figure Skating Club received $62,000.
• The Northern B.C. Centre for Skating Association received $51,000.
• Huble Homestead / Giscome Portage Heritage Society received $50,600.
• The Multicultural Heritage Society of Prince George received $35,000.
• The Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers Society received $6,000.
• The Spruce City Minor Boy Softball received $5,340.

“These grants play an important role in helping organizations provide opportunities for people to participate in sports as well as further cultivate our arts and culture sector,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.

“Gaming grants maintain and enhance arts, culture and sport organizations, create community spirit, as well as connect volunteers, citizens and visitors with events here in Prince George,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “We are fortunate to have such wonderful organizations here in our community.”

The funding, through the Community Gaming Grant Program, allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues. In the last fiscal year, the provincial government distributed $135 million worth of grants to some 5,000 local organizations.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find application information and guidelines at  Applications for organizations that provide environment and public safety programs and services are currently being accepted until the end of August.