MLA Mike Bernier presents Kiwanis Arts Centre Society board president Wendy Cox and daycare manager Ashley Foden with a Community Gaming Grant.

MLA Mike Bernier presents Kiwanis Arts Centre Society board president Wendy Cox and daycare manager Ashley Foden with a Community Gaming Grant.

DAWSON CREEK – Kiwanis Arts Centre Society is receiving $35,000 thanks to a grant from the B.C. government.

The funding will go toward the centre’s daycare programs and youth dance and music programs.

“Organizations like the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre Society help foster local artistic talent and creativity,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “It is essential in a growing region that we provide services to support our growing community.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grant Program that allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.

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

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