KELOWNA – Eighteen groups in Kelowna are getting a boost of more than $411,000 thanks to the province’s community gaming grant program.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Okanagan Symphony Society – $140,500
  • Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League – $35,000
  • Kelowna Visual & Performing Arts Centre Society – $34,500
  • Rutland Youth Soccer Association – $33,900
  • Ogopogo Summer Swim Club – $30,600
  • Kelowna Ski Club – $24,150
  • Kiwanis Music Festival Society of Kelowna – $22,000
  • Kelowna Liedertafel Society – $15,000
  • Winfield Figure Skating Club – $14,325
  • Kelowna Minor Fastball Society – $12,000
  • Kelowna K.O.’s Wheelchair Rugby Association – $11,200
  • Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club – $9,000
  • Chamber Music Kelowna Society – $8,000
  • White Sails A Capella Chapter – Sweet Adelines International – $5,000
  • Dolyna Ukrainian Cultural Society – $5,000
  • Kelowna Okanagan Mission Lions Club – $5,000
  • Kelowna Pipe Band Society – $4,400
  • Responsible Animal Care Society – $1,500

“These grants cover a wide range of activities that keep people of all ages engaged in our community,” says Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission. “Congratulations to all of these great organizations that are receiving them.”

“Many of these groups rely on these grants to assist with their day-to-day operations,” says Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country. “This boost of more than $411,000 will help them continue to offer the services and programs that local families rely on.”

“Healthy communities are built by the staff and volunteers at the heart of these organizations,” says Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “Thank you for your hard work and dedication to caring for those in need, keeping people active, and showcasing our talented local performers.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport, Arts & Culture, Environment, and Human & Social Services categories of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/.