Terrace Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) players from left to right Cory Mertin, Nick Nied, goalie Luke McGee, Luke Block, Jovan Sanga, and Ryland Prichard celebrate a league victory in 2017. TYSA is one of seven Terrace organizations set to receive provincial gaming grant funding in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) players from left to right Cory Mertin, Nick Nied, goalie Luke McGee, Luke Block, Jovan Sanga, and Ryland Prichard celebrate a league victory in 2017. TYSA is one of seven Terrace organizations set to receive provincial gaming grant funding in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace organizations receive $155,500 in gaming grants

Provincial money coming to local arts, culture and sports programs

Several Terrace organizations are getting a boost from the province’s community gaming grant money allocated to support arts, culture and sports programs.

The B.C. Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to approximately 5,000 non-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.

“Activities that engage people of all ages to play sports, enjoy arts programs and celebrate cultural festivities are at the heart of B.C.’s thriving and resilient communities,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Community Gaming Grants continue to provide critical funding for these community-based programs that support British Columbians and help them make strong community connections.”

In this round, more than 650 non-profit organizations will receive $18.2 million for visual and performing arts, literature and festivals, as well as Indigenous and cultural programs. In addition, $24.9 million will go to more than 700 sports sector organizations for activities including soccer, swimming, hockey, cycling, and Special Olympics.

Seven Terrace groups will be receiving a portion of the grant money, totalling $155,500. Below is the list of organizations and the amounts they will get.

Arts and culture — $59,000

  • Terrace Art Association — $30,000
  • Terrace Community Band — $10,000
  • Terrace Pipes and Drums Society — $5,000
  • The Dare to Dream Foundation — $14,000

Sports — $96,500

  • Terrace Blueback Swim Club — $20,000
  • Terrace Skating Club — $31,500
  • Terrace Youth Soccer Association — $45,000

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