Several local groups will benefit from the province’s charitable gaming grant program.
The provincial government has provided over $2.1 million through the program to support more than 700 groups and organizations across the province.
Groups in Moose Jaw will receive more than $18,000.
"As Saskatchewan emerges from the pandemic and life returns to normal, volunteers have been eager to support important initiatives in their communities," Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Jim Reiter said. "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."
A breakdown of the local groups receiving funds and the amounts is as follows:
- (YBC) Youth Bowling Council: $152.55
- Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Auxiliary Inc.: $104.25
- Habitat for Humanity Regina Moose Jaw Chapter: $ 53.14
- Knights of Columbus Father Gilpin Council 9760: $144.26
- Moose Jaw & District Seniors Association Inc.: $1,164.07
- Moose Jaw Fraternal Order of Eagles #3395: $1,710.77
- Moose Jaw Ice Breakers Atom C: $348.75
- Moose Jaw Kinette Club: $2,435.74
- Moose Jaw Minor Football Corporation: $607.50
- Moose Jaw Pride Inc.: $283.35
- Moose Jaw Search & Rescue Inc.: $53.13
- Moose Jaw U11 Atom B Hitmen: $475.00
- Moose Jaw U13A Warriors White: $468.00
- Moose Jaw U13A Red Warriors: $1,160.00
- Moose Jaw Unit 252 of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Inc.: $4,106.91
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59: $1,029.65
- Saskatchewan Festival of Words Inc.: $295.00
- Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation: $2,937.00
- U11 B YETI: $625.00
- U15 Timberwolves: $310.00
Surrounding communities that will also benefit include:
- Assiniboia: $67,145.99
- Avonlea: $ 353.46
- Bethune: $714.14
- Briercrest: $228.63
- Central Butte: $1,395.77
- Coronach: $625.00
- Davidson: $215.00
- Mossbank: $13,558.56
- Rockglen: $5,997.53
- Willow Bunch: $1,121.37
The quarterly grants paid by SLGA are based on a percentage of net proceeds raised through licensed charitable gaming activities such as bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold'em Poker 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.