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Funding bonus benefits local arts and sports

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Community Gaming grants will benefit local organizations for the arts and sports, among many others in the province. 

Compared with sports, the arts get a slightly smaller overall allocation of funds, but those grants will be very welcome to those receiving them -- locally, the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture will receive $7,700; the Greater Trail Creative Activities Centre for the Visual Arts will get a boost of $9,500; and the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association will have an infusion of $35,000 to help achieve its goals.

The Castlegar Sculpturewalk Society will benefit from a grant of $18,000; the Kootenay Gallery of Arts, History and Science will have $15,000; and SQx Danza will be granted $104,000.

In sports, the Black Jack Cross-country Ski Club will receive $20,500; the Rossland Figure Skating Club will get $10,000, and the Red  Mountain Racers will have a grant of $21,500. 

The Trial Gymnastics Society is set to benefit from a grant of $22,500, while the Trail Youth Baseball group will have $5,000.  Greater Trail Minor Hockey will be enriched by a grant of $64,500, and the Greater Trail Swim Racing Society will receive $11,400.

The Castlegar Hockey /Society will receive a stimulus of $15,000, while the Castlegar Aquanautics Swim Club will get $14,000, and The Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club will have its funding augmented by $16,200. The Castlegar Skating Club will have a grant of $20,000, and the Castlegar and District Minor Hockey Association will receive $35,000. 

The West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association will get a grant of $8,500.

The total amount granted to arts and culture organizations throughout the province is $20,220,415.  To see the full list, click this link

The total amount allocated for sports organizations in BC is $27,909,443.  To check out the full list, click here.