The Summerland Figure Skating Club and the Special Olympics B.C. Society — Summerland are among five organizations in the region to receive funding from the province’s community gaming grants program.
A total of $55,000 was distributed to organizations in Summerland, Peachland and Penticton.
The Summerland Figure Skating Club received $14,000 while the Special Olympics B.C. Society — Summerland received $3,000.
“Our communities have diverse arts and sports scenes and our government is proud to support them,” Penticton MLA Dan Ashton said.
“This funding helps ensure the programs put on by these organizations are accessible to the greatest number of people.”
Other organizations receiving funding were the Penticton Curling Club, the Penticton Academy of Music Society and the Peachland Community Arts Council.
Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.