DAWSON CREEK – Three organizations in the Dawson Creek area have received $105,850 so far this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Organizations in Dawson Creek receiving grants include:


  • Step Up “N” Ride Society $55,000
  • Kiwanis Arts Centre Society $37,850
  • Knights of Columbus (Dawson Creek Council) $13,000


Why this matters:

  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Province approves approximately $135 million in community gaming grants for not-for-profit organizations, with the human and social services sector receiving the largest share of this annual funding.
  • Over 5,000 local not-for-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from this funding every year. These organizations provide invaluable services in their communities.
  • Eligible organizations applying for gaming grant funding are distributed across six sectors including: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; parent and district parent advisory councils.


Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier

“These organizations make an incredible contribution to serving our community. All combined they make Dawson Creek a better place to live.”




Photos enclosed:

Step Up N Ride

Kiwanis Arts Centre


For more information:

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/gambling-fundraising/gaming-grants

Media Contact:

Jennifer Wizinsky

BC Liberal Government Caucus Communications

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