Kin Club gets $25,000 boost

The Kin Club of Cranbrook has been given a leg-up by the provincial government with a $25,000 community gaming grant.

  • Apr. 1, 2013 6:00 a.m.

The Kin Club of Cranbrook has been given a leg-up by the provincial government with a $25,000 community gaming grant.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett presented the grant last Wednesday, March 27.

“The Kin Club here in Cranbrook has provided our community with immeasurable opportunities. They are dedicated to serving our community’s greatest needs as well as providing our area with community building events, such as the free public skating, which we have enjoyed over the past twenty years,” said Bennett.

The Kin Club will use the grant to fund its annual free public skate, as well as scholarships.

“The gaming money means a great deal to our Kin Club and the community,” said president Mike Paugh. “The most visible benefit from the gaming funds is the annual free public skating that we have been running for more than twenty years. But, behind the scenes we provide four scholarships and bursaries, and many miscellaneous donations throughout our community.”