PRINCE GEORGE – Four Prince George-based organizations and one Mackenzie organization will benefit from $131,500 thanks to the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

The organizations receiving funding are:

  • Prince George Regional Highway Rescue Society – $60,000
  • Prince George Search and Rescue Society – $47,000
  • Mackenzie Search and Rescue Society – $9,000
  • Prince George Crime Stoppers Association – $8,000
  • Prince George Amateur Radio Club – $7,500

“Whether it’s working to rescue people from the wilderness or protecting the community from crime, those who work in search and rescue and those who fight crime risk their safety to help others,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA and Minister of Public Safety Mike Morris said. “All of these organizations improve public safety in Prince George and Mackenzie.”

“All of us want to know that when we need help there will be people and organizations ready to assist us. These public safety grants support critical search and rescue programs and programs that help reduce crime in our communities,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Thank you to all the volunteers who make these programs possible.”

These grants are awarded under the Public Safety category of the Community Gaming Grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Human and Social Services, Sports and Arts and Culture and Environment.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.