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Twelve Comox Valley groups get gaming grants

A dozen Comox Valley organizations, half of them sports related, have received Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

The 12 grants total $287,700.

• Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association – $100,000;

• Alano Club of Courtenay — $48,000;

• Comox Valley Art Gallery — $25,000;

• Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association — $25,000;

• Mount Washington Ski Club — $21,000;

• Comox Valley Youth Music Centre — $20,000;

• Comox Valley Baseball Association — $15,000;

• Comox Valley Volleyball Club — $9,600;

• Cumberland and District Historical Society — $9,500;

• Comox Valley Lacrosse Association — $7,600;

• Comox Valley Pipe Band Society — $5,000;

• North Island Field Lacrosse Association — $2,000.

“Community organizations such as these make the Comox Valley the wonderful place it is to live. I’m pleased our government continues its support for the many deserving local organizations,” responded Comox Valley MLA Don McRae.

Across British Columbia, more than 300 recipients will share over $7.3 million in the latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue. Grant recipients in this round of funding offer programs in arts and culture, human and social services, environment and sport.

During the 2011/12 fiscal year, government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services. Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding in 2011/12.

Full application information for B.C. Community Gaming Grants is available at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/forms-guidelines.htm.

— Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

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