Wednesday October 01, 2014

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Organizations receive gaming grants

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Numerous organizations in southeast Saskatchewan will receive funding through charitable gaming grants being provided by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

Four groups in Estevan have been approved. The Estevan Bruins Hockey Club will receive $13,630.48. The Estevan Elks Lodge has been approved for $1,933.80, the Estevan Royal Canadian Legion will get $2,802.53, and SMILE Services will receive $131.87.

The total allocation for Estevan is $18,498.68.

Two entities in each of Carnduff and Stoughton were also approved. The Carnduff Centennial Arena will receive $4,941.67, and the Carnduff Royal Canadian Legion branch will get $132.55.

The Stoughton and District Parks and Recreation Board will receive $6,977.78, and the Techumseh branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Stoughton will receive $160.50.

Other organizations that will receive support are:

*The Alida Recreation Hall and Rink Board has been granted $71.03.

*The Optimist Club of Arcola will receive $7,259.30.

*Bienfait's Royal Canadian Legion branch will get $63.87.

*The Carievale Recreation Board will receive $218.44.

*The Lampman and District Lions Club will receive $1,516.45.

“These groups and organizations are made up of volunteers who give themselves to their communities in order to enhance the lives of others,” said SLGA Minister Don McMorris. “Our government is pleased to provide additional financial support, through the charitable gaming grant program, that will further enhance those efforts.”

The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming, which includes licensed bingos, raffles, break-open tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events.

Groups and organizations receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised from these activities, up to a maximum grant of $100,000 annually.

Overall, the provincial government announced more than $1.9 million in funding on July 21.


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