Several sport, cultural and school groups in Terrace received funding just ahead of the holidays from the province in the form of Community Gaming Grants.
Each year, the province distibutes up to $140 million in gaming revenues to community organizations in the province. Terrace organizations alone are set to receive close to $300,000.
Sports organizations in Terrace are receiving $211,720.
“While local soccer drills, arts programs and cultural celebrations may look different this year, I’m so pleased we can continue to support programs like these,” said Josie Osborne, minister of municipal affairs, in a media release.
“We know how important it is for not-for-profit organizations to continue to plan for the future, so when it is time for us to be together again, we can fully embrace sports, arts and cultural experiences as part of living in our vibrant and healthy communities.”
Terrace area sports sector funding:
Shames Mountain Ski Club — $14,000
Terrace Blueback Swim Club — $20,000
Terrace Curling Association — $4,400
Terrace Minor Hockey Association — $55,100
Terrace Minor Softball Association — $12,120
Terrace Peaks Gymnsastics Club — $13,600
Terrace Ringette Association — $16,000
Terrace Skating Club — $31,500
Terrace Youth Soccer Association — $45,000
Terrace area arts and culture sector funding:
Community Gaming Grants are also distributed to arts and culture organizations. Five such groups in Terrace are receiving $52,450.
Canadian Parents for French - Terrace — $1,450
Terrace Art Association — $22,000
Terrace Community Band — $10,000
Terrace Pipes and Drums Society — $5,000
The Dare to Dream Foundation — $14,000
Terrace area school advisory council funding:
Several parent advisory councils (PACs) in the Terrace area are receiving close to $30,000 in provincial funding. The funding is to be used to make extracurricular activities available when students can participate safely.
“This has been a difficult year for everyone, and I’d like to acknowledge the hard work and creativity of parent advisory councils, which have worked tirelessly to find ways to continue to safely engage students in extracurricular activities,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, in a media release.
“These activities contribute significantly to students’ health and wellness by providing opportunities to connect, play and learn.”
In total, the province is distributing over $11 million to more than 1,300 PACs. Schools receive funding through PACs to fund activities that benefit the well-being of students. This year, there is a condition that all funding complies with the provincial health officer’s orders. There is flexibility for recipients to delay projects until they can do them safely.
Caledonia Senior Secondary School PAC — $10,220
Suwilaawks Community School PAC — $5,240
Ecole Mountainview PAC — $4,140
Association Des Parents Francophones De Terrace — $880
Thornhill Primary School PAC — $3,660
Veritas School Parents Support Group — $4,800
Ben Bogstie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Interior News