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Gambling grants pay off for 15 area organizations

Fifteen Penticton and area groups shared $193,400 from the provincial Community Gaming Grants program.
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By Shannon Quesnel

A youth-at-risk program came out on top with a $45,000 cheque from Community Gaming Grants.

The Summerland Asset Development Initiative works with youth to improve their skills and activities. It topped the list of area programs and groups who work to benefit their communities. In total $193,400 was awarded by the provincial gaming program to 15 organizations.

The Peachland Lions club took home $25,000 while the Auxiliary to the Penticton Regional Hospital Society netted $22,000. The Penticton branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles received $20,000 and the Multiple Sclerosis Society was awarded $17,000.

The Kinette Club of Penticton and eight other groups shared $62,600 between themselves.

The smallest amount, $1,800, went to the Air Cadet League of Canada Squadron 902.

"From our local scouts organizations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, each organization has worked tirelessly to improve the well-being of our community," Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff said.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at or call 250-488-3065.

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