Kelowna groups receive grants totalling $17,700

KELOWNA – Two organizations in Westside-Kelowna have received B.C. Creative Spaces grants totalling $17,700.

“Cultural organizations make communities brighter, more diverse places to call home,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Kelowna-Westside. “Though they contribute in different ways, the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society and Okanagan Summer Festival Society make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society received $7,700 for the purchase and installation of new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units. The Okanagan Summer Festival Society received $10,000 to help with costs of specifications and facility design for the Kalamalka Bowl.

B.C. Creative Spaces grants support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, with 41 organizations sharing $804,000 in funding. These one-time only grants are available to assist non-profit community and arts organizations, First Nations councils, and friendship centres in developing new spaces, improving existing facilities and attaining specialized equipment.

Media contact: Kevin Langlands, B.C. Government Caucus Communications, 250-387-8589

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