A number of East Kootenay sporting, and arts and cultural organizations have received provincial community grants.
“People’s lives are enhanced by the sports, arts and cultural programming that not-for-profit organizations offer throughout British Columbia,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Healthy, vibrant communities are key to a healthy, vibrant province and these grants are one way our government is helping people in communities thrive.”
The B.C. government is supporting 117 not-for-profit organizations in the Interior that are focused on arts and culture, with more than $3 million in Community Gaming Grants.
In addition, the province is also helping 201 not-for-profit organizations in the Interior that are dedicated to sports, with more than $5 million in Community Gaming Grants.
For the East Kootenay, grant recipients are as follows:
Cranbrook and District Arts Council – $16,500
Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation – $43,900
Cranbrook Community Theatre Society – $10,000
Symphony of the Kootenays – $19,200
Cranbrook Bandits Baseball Club – $6,000
Cranbrook Curling Club – $15,000
Cranbrook Minor Ball Association – $30,000
Cranbrook Skating Club – $20,000
Cranbrook Minor Hockey Association – $60,000
Key City Gymnastics Society – $55,4000
B.C. Senior Games Society Zone 7 – $2,500
Special Olympics British Columbia Kimberley/Cranbrook – $6,000
Cranbrook Lacrosse Association – $10,100
Cranbrook Amateur Swim Association – $18,000
East Kootenay Volleyball Club – $18,500
Fernie and District Historical Society – $20,000
Fernie Nordic Society – $3,000
Kimberley Arts Council – Centre 64 – $18,000
Kimberley Seahorse Swim Association – $10,000
Kimberley Alpine Team Society – $17,950
Kimberley Curling Club – $18,000
Kimberley Minor Hockey Association – $23,500
Kimberley Skating Club – $14,000
* Since 2017, Community Gaming Grants have annually supported programs that directly benefit British Columbians and their communities, helping more than 4,400 arts and culture sector not-for-profit organizations and more than 5,200 in the sport sector.
* Grants also fund human and social services, public safety and environmental conservation, as well as parent and district parent advisory councils in B.C. schools.
* Eligible organizations can apply for one of the six sectors of grants, as well as a capital-project grant.