A total of 24 arts, culture and sporting groups in the Comox Valley are to receive some of the $45 million in provincial grants distributed this year to B.C. organizations.
Eleven sports organizations in Courtenay will receive money:
•B.C. Seniors Games Society, $33,000
•Comox Valley Ringette Association, $6,000
•Comox Valley Aquatic Club, $43,000
•Comox Valley Baseball Association, $20,000
•Breakers Women’s Hockey, $3,000
•Comox Valley Curling Club, $10,000
•Raiders Youth Football Club, $25,000
•Comox Valley Skating Club, $27,000
•Comox Valley Volleyball Club, $11,000
•Mt. Washington Ski Club, $24,500
•Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association, $100,000
A further seven Courtenay organizations are to receive money from the arts and culture sector:
•Comox Valley Art Gallery, $45,000
•Community Arts Council, $23,000
•Comox Valley Exhibition Association, $45,000
•Comox Valley Youth Music Centre, $19,000
•Courtenay and District Historical Society, $47,000
•Rainbow Youth Theatre Society, $4,500
•The Alberni Project Society, $9,000
Comox beneficiaries include Chimo Gymnastics ($40,000), the Comox Valley Lacrosse Association ($11,400), Comox Archives & Museum Society ($16,500) and the Performing Arts BC Festivals Society ($20,400).
The Cumberland and District Historical Society is to receive $11,100, and the Hornby Festival Society $8,000.