REGINA - Groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming activities are benefiting from more than $900,000 in grants from the provincial government's charitable gaming grant program.
“Charitable gaming grants provide a financial boost to volunteer groups and organizations across the province,” said Jim Reiter, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). “Their work helps to enhance local communities in many different ways and our government is proud to provide this additional support to more than 300 groups and organizations.”
Four organizations in Estevan will split $15,293.76: the Estevan Bruins, $10,533.78; the Estevan Gymnastics Club, $2,988.85; the Estevan Kinette Club, $1,451.41; and the Estevan Wildlife Federation, $319.72.
Four organizations in Carnduff shared a total of $4,568.40: the Fast Trucking Carnduff Centennial Area, $2,611.88; the Carnduff Community Daycare Parent Advisory Committee, $235.64; the Carnduff Curling Club, $820.71; and the Carnduff branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, $900.17.
Also receiving support were the Carievale Recreation Board, $143.47; the Carlyle and District Leisure Complex, $647.50; the Carlyle Volunteer Fire Department, $672.25; the Glen Ewen-based Choose Life Ministry, $267.50; the Glen Ewen Community Rink, $1,649.95; the Lampman branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, $616.79; the Village of Manor and Rural Municipality of Moose Mountain Fire Department, $5,045.27; the Midale Minor Hockey Association, $895.05; the Oungre-based Doctor Brown Fundraising Committee, $809.09; the Oxbow branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, $228.43; the Redvers and District Lions Club, $3,946.79; and the Redvers and District Recreation Board, $709.11.
Groups that raise funds through licensed charitable gaming (bingos, raffles, break-open ticket sales, Texas hold 'em poker and Monte Carlo events) receive a quarterly grant equal to 25 per cent of net proceeds raised through these activities.
Groups that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities and events do not have to apply for the charitable gaming grant. Charitable gaming reports submitted by groups and organizations are used by SLGA to calculate grants.