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.
“These programs bring people together, fostering community connections through art, cultural programming and athletic activities for all ages and abilities,” says Selina Robinson, minister of municipal affairs and housing in a press release.
“Our government is proud to support organizations contributing to vibrant, healthy communities across B.C.”
In this round, more than 700 non-profit organizations will receive $18.3 million for visual and performing arts, literature and festivals, as well as Indigenous and cultural programs. In addition, $27 million will go to more than 800 sports sector organizations for activities including soccer, swimming, hockey, cycling, and Special Olympics.
The province considers applications for community gaming grants four times a year, with each time devoted to a specific sector, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils and capital projects.
Nine Terrace groups will be receiving a portion of the grant money, totaling $231,500. Below is the list of groups and the amounts they will get.
Arts and Culture
Canadian Parents for French – Terrace $3,000
Terrace Art Association – $22,000
Terrace Community Band – $10,000
Terrace Dare to Dream Foundation – $14,000
Terrace Minor Hockey Association $58,000
Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club $13,600
Terrace Ringette Association $16,000
Terrace Skating Club $31,500
Terrace Youth Soccer Association $45,000
Shames Mountain Ski Club – $14,000
Terrace Curling Association – $4,400