Gaming Grants Offer Support for Local Sports and Culture

BURNABY – Six organizations in Burnaby have received a combined $104,500 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients:

  • Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Association: $5,000
  • Scandanavian Cultural Society: $4,500
  • Scandinavian Community Centre Society: $32,500
  • Vancouver Finlandia Club: $26,500
  • Burnaby Figure Skating Club: $26,000
  • Shohei Juku Aikido Canada: $10,000

 “Getting engaged in extra-curricular programs is a great way to help people stay healthy and active,” said Burnaby North MLA Richard T. Lee. “The community as a whole benefits from programs like these and I couldn’t be happier with the announcement of these grants.”

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.