Gaming Grants Helping Young Figure Skaters

DAWSON CREEK – The Mile Zero Figure Skating Club in Dawson Creek has received $36,400 for its youth figure skating program under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

“Clubs like Mile Zero are a great asset to our community, as they encourage our young people to apply themselves to their chosen discipline and to pursue excellence in it,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “I’m proud to see our government supporting the continuation of youth figure skating in Dawson Creek.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture 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 Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

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