Chilliwack Community Arts Council Receives Gaming Grant

CHILLIWACK – The Chilliwack Community Arts Council has received $45,000 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

“Our local arts and culture scene always impresses me with their work,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. “I know this grant will go to supporting some excellent projects and I look forward to seeing them.”

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.