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Granted: Support for Delta

Sports and Arts and Culture organizations in Delta are getting $355,930 in Community Gaming Grants from the B.C. government.

• North Delta Minor hockey Association is getting $95,000;

• The Tsawwassen Soccer Club, which serves all of Delta, is receiving $63,840;

• Sungod Skating Club is getting $62,000;

• The North Delta Softball Association is receiving $21,000;

• North Delta Sunfish Summer Swim Club is getting $40,000 for its competitive and recreational swimming programs, as well as $4,400 for developmental water polo;

• Delta Skating Club is receiving $22,000 for its Canpowerskate, Canskate and Starskate programs;

• Winskill Dolphin Swim Club is getting $21,300 to help with coaching and training;

• North Delta Minor Lacrosse Association is receiving $13,440;

• The North Delta Junior Australian Football League is getting $6,650;

• Arokois Centre of Music Society is receiving $6,300 to help with rehearsals and performances of its Big Band Jazz Music Program.

“I’m fortunate to know many of the volunteers who devote so much of their time and energy to these community organizations," said Delta-North MLA Scott Hamilton said. “I’m glad our government can help create these excellent opportunities for the residents of Delta.”

The grants are awarded under the Sport 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, Arts and Culture, Environment and Human and Social Services.

In the 2012/13 fiscal year, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.

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