DAWSON CREEK – Two Dawson Creek organizations and one Chetwynd organization will benefit from $31,650 thanks to the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

Little Giant Figure Skating Club has received $12,000 to use towards its children and youth skating programs.

Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club has received $14,400 to use towards its summer swim program.

The Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association has received $5,250 for its Bear Mountain youth ski program.

“I am pleased to see funding for all of these South Peace sports groups,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “Organizations like these help keep our youth and our residents healthy and active.”

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/.