Two community organizations in Dawson Creek will receive Community Gaming Grants totalling $28,600, Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier announced today.

The Dawson Creek and District Band Association will receive $5,500 for their community programming, and the Mile Zero Figure Skating Club will receive a grant totalling $23,100 for a skating program.

“I know this funding is important for these organizations as they are helping build a stronger Dawson Creek through the programming they offer,” Bernier said. “Our government is committed to investing in our communities, and I encourage eligible organizations or volunteer groups to consider applying for this funding.”

These grants are awarded under Sport and the Arts and 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.

In the 2012/13 fiscal year, our government contributed $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

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