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Twenty-Three Kelowna organizations receive grants

February 27, 2015 - 4:37 PM

KELOWNA – Twenty-three local organizations have received more than $732,000 in funding from the provincial government through the Community Gaming Grant program.

Organizations Receiving Grants:
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs - $191,000
New Opportunities for Women (Now) Canada Society - $87,000
Clubhouse Child Care Centre - $73,700
Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society - $66,000
Kinsmen Club of Kelowna - $43,000
Rutland Elementary Community School Society - $40,400
Adult Integrated Mental Health Services Society - $30,000
Rotary Club of Lake Country Society - $29,960
Kalano Club of Kelowna - $25,000
Okanagan Lifetime Networks Association - $18,000
Knights of Columbus Council #10781 - $18,000
Lions Club of Lake Country Winfield - $17,000
Rotary Club of Kelowna - $16,000
Archangels Children’s Centre - $14,950
Senior Citizens Association of BC #55 - $13,000
Daycare Connection Childcare Society - $11,600
Cool Arts Society - $6,500
Air Cadet League of Canada 909 Peregrine Sponsoring Committee - $6,100
Elevation Outdoors Experiential Programs Association - $6,000
La Societe de l’Ecole Des Petit Oursons - $5,600
Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels Council - $5,000
Kelowna District 4-H Council - $4,600
Scouts Canada 1st Glenvalley Group - $3,600

“Kelowna is blessed with many giving and compassionate residents, who are dedicated to improving the lives of others through their work at these organizations,” says Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson. “These community gaming grants give them a helping hand in helping others.”

“These grants support a number of youth programs and services, which is great to see,” says Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “As Minister of Agriculture, I’m particularly pleased to see $4,600 directed to local 4-H activities, which encourage a love for animals the development of leadership skills.”

“Families and individuals in our community are touched every day by the services these grant recipients provide,” says Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “This funding will help ensure these programs continue to offer benefits to people of all ages in Kelowna and the area.”

This latest round of funding is through the Human and Social Services intake. These grants are used for programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health, or enhancing opportunities for youth.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at

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