April 30, 2013 - 2:00 AM
More than $33,000 in grants for 16 Kamloops groups, teams and individuals are set to aid athletics and arts endeavours this year.
The Parks and Recreation Committee wants to see approval for nearly $2,000 in grants under the Winter Games Legacy Fund while the Arts Commission wants $30,000 in grants awarded to six groups under the Community Arts Grant and another $1,800 under the B.C. Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund to be approved by council.
The annual Community Arts Grants will see between $1,500 and $7,500 in grants go to Project X Theatre Productions, the Thompson-Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Canadian Artists, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops Arts Council, Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music. More than $40,000 in grants was requested by the applicants and each applicant received between $500 and $3,000 less than their request.
The quarterly athletic grants are for assistance to attend events that took place between August 2012 and March 2013, with $300 for each of the approved teams – two basketball, one volleyball, two curling and long track teams – and $150 for Brook McLean. The teams all attended provincial championships while McLean went to Nova Scotia for the National Sprint Championships. Five applicants attending the National Long Track Championships in Manitoba were denied.
The Arts Legacy Fund grants – either $300 or $600 - will aid community development programs for the Kamloops Heritage Society, Theatre BC and The German Liederkries as well as the attendance of a personal development course for Susan Buis. Two other applications – one for personal and the other for community development – were denied. Applications for the legacy fund are reviewed twice per year.
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