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Local community groups share in Saskatchewan Lotteries winnings

A wide variety of local organizations will benefit
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Fifty local community programs or organizations will benefit from $167,000 in Saskatchewan Lotteries money this year.

Moose Jaw District Seniors and Cosmo Senior Centre share $26,976 based on membership while community association 55 plus programs receive $500.

An art program for the disadvantaged at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery gets $1,750 with $3,750 to the Special Olympics Games.

The East Side Community Association gets $1,500 for pickle ball with $400 for newcomer swimming lessons to the North West Community Association and another $500 for women and children only swim.

Moose Jaw Families for Change was awarded $2,988 for an imagine inclusive program with $1,500 for Moose Jaw Cobra cheerleading.

And $500 for a walking pole program goes to the community association directorate.

The community association directorate receives another $41,600 for programs in playgrounds, youth activity centres, recreation guides, sports equipment/bike recycle, free teen swims. and free skating.

The Moose Jaw Minor Ice got $13,726 for a winter extension program with $1,160 for open shinny goes to the South Hill Community Association.

Mosaic Place received $5,925 for special seasonal events, summer free skate and family fun skates.

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words got $1,875 for LitCon and $333 for writers in schools with $1,200 to Wakamow Valley for horse-drawn wagon rides.

A separate set of grants awarded $7,400 with $1,200 to Hillcrest Golf for a women's programs, $1,000 to the community association directorate for school break day camps and $600 for guardian and tots programs, $950 to Hillcrest for learn to golf, and $550 for division expansion to Moose Jaw Baseball and $333 for its Canucks.

Sandy Balls Beach Volleyball got $600 with $500 for mosquito expansion to Moose Jaw Baseball. Mosaic Place got $400 for sticks and pucks and $333 for holiday skates with $800 to Moose Jaw Minor Rugby.

Under special event hosting, the Festival of Words got $2,163, Motif got $1,000, music festival got $1,250, band and choral festival got $1,875, with $650 to the Saskatchewan Shuffleboard Association for tournaments.

Moose Jaw Minor Baseball got $975 for provincials, Control Jui Jitsu got $550 for provincial championships, Kinsmen Swing for Kids, $500, Hillcrest Labour Day Golf, $450; South of Bridge Day, $850; Cosmo Polka Fest, $300; Moose Jaw Pride Week, $775; Metis Local 160 elder training, $850; Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, $1,250 and $1,250 for school break events to the community association directorate.

Just over $30,000 in capital grants included $4,000 to the Crescent Park Foundation for concrete access and dance pad, $8,000 to Sandy Balls Beach Volleyball for a court, $1,500 to Gymtastiks for asphalt work and $400 for LED lights, $1,250 to Slo-Pitch for diamond upgrades, and $3,750 to Wakamow Valley for a golf course.

Other capital grants included $5,000 for an outdoor classroom to the Sunningdale/VLA/West Park Community Association, $3,000 to Moose Jaw Flying Fins for block replacement, $3,000 to the chamber of commerce for a washroom. $500 to the Moose Jaw Baseball Association to improve diamonds and $1,000 to the tennis club for equipment and security upgrades.

City council allocates these funds annually based on a format from Saskatchewan Lotteries.
Ron Walter can be reached at

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