The provincial government has provided over $2.1 million through the Charitable Gaming Grant program to support more than 700 groups and organizations across the province.
"As Saskatchewan emerges from the pandemic and life returns to normal, volunteers have been eager to support important initiatives in their communities," said Jim Reiter, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). "These most recent charitable gaming grants will assist in those efforts and continue to help minor sports programs, local service clubs, educational endeavours and many other great services."
The quarterly grants paid by SLGA are based on a percentage of net proceeds raised through licensed charitable gaming activities such as Bingos, raffles, break-open tickets, Texas hold'em poker competitions and Monte Carlo events. Charitable gaming reports submitted by groups as part of their charitable gaming licence are used by SLGA to automatically calculate grant amounts.
Two organizations in Arcola – the Arcola Daycare Inc. ($1,505.84) and the Optimist Club of Arcola ($7,540.48) – received total support of $9,046.32.
Also receiving funding were the Carievale Recreation Board ($1,060.50), the Carlyle and District Leisure Complex ($325), the Carnduff and District Lions Club ($5,703.35), the Gainsborough and District Lions Club ($511.25), Choose Life Ministry out of Glen Ewen ($1,961.11), the Kipling Fire Department ($271.17), the Lampman and District Lions Club ($1,452.10), the Maryfield Auditorium Committee ($1,332.58), the Oxbow Community Childcare Centre ($191.25), the Tecumseh branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, which is in Stoughton ($5,492.34) and the Windthorst and District Lions Club ($375).