Gaming Grants Give Gymnasts a Boost

WILLIAMS LAKE – The Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association in Williams Lake has received $36,350 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program to put toward gymnastics instruction.

“Williams Lake is fortunate to have groups like the Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association to provide our residents with a positive and fun atmosphere in which to practice recreational and competitive gymnastics,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “I’m proud to see our government supporting this excellent organization.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category 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. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

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.