Written by Shanna Empey on Monday, 20 April 2015
Communities across Saskatchewan have received more than $1.4 million in charitable gaming grants from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
Among the grants provided to more than 600 different provincial groups and organizations, Swift Current and surrounding area received $70,713, with allocations to Assiniboia, Beechy, Climax, and Eastend to name a few.
“This represents the latest quarterly payment that’s made under the Charitable Gaming Grant program,” said Spokesperson for SLGA, David Morris. “Groups that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities, so that might be a small group that has a bingo or maybe they conduct a raffle, they’re eligible. So when they put in that effort and then have those different charitable gaming events, SLGA provides them with an additional 25 per cent of their net proceeds. We provide that in the form of a grant so they receive additional money to continue to provide their programs and services.”
“There’s any number of different recipients across the province that receive these grants,” he added. “Everything from volunteer fire departments, humane societies, different amateur sports clubs, local service clubs. It’s a real mix of different service groups and clubs that are having a significant impact on their community by providing different programs and services.”
Among the ten different local organizations getting these grants, the Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club received $29,996, while the Swift Current Shrine Club was granted $10,645 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56 received $1,862.
Gravelbourg, Gull Lake, Herbert, Leader, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Rockglen and Shaunavon also received grants from the SLGA this quarterly payment.
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