PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George organizations will benefit from $332,650 thanks to the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Prince George Minor Hockey Association – $100,000
  • Fraser-Fort George Museum Society – $86,000
  • Central British Columbia Railway and Forest Industry Museum Society – $34,000
  • Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George – $30,000
  • Prince George Blizzard Speed Skating Club – $25,500
  • Prince George Youth Volleyball Club – $25,000
  • Prince George Ringette Association – $23,250
  • Yalenka Ukrainian Dancers Society – $6,000
  • Prince George Canoe and Kayak Club – $2,900

“Whether it is arts, culture or sports, our community has so many great programs,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Grants like these help ensure that organizations, many of them volunteer driven, can continue to provide opportunities for all us of to enjoy and participate in.”

“Prince George has diverse arts, sports and cultural scenes,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “These programs ensure that families can continue to try new things, stay involved and have fun.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts & Culture categories 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 Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.

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