DAWSON CREEK – Five South Peace organizations have received $96,700 in funding from the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations receiving funding:

  • Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club – $32,200
  • Dawson Creek and District Exhibition Association – $22,000
  • Dawson Creek and District Band Association – $7,000
  • Special Olympics British Columbia Society – Dawson Creek – $5,500
  • The Tumbler Ridge Days Society – $30,000

“These organizations provide people in our region with the chance to get involved in sports and the arts,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “This government is ensuring that our communities stay vibrant by investing in organizations like these.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and 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.

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