Locals get gaming grants

Competitive swimmers, local community football and baseball teams, and the Cloverdale Curling Club are among the Surrey recipients of community grants.

The grants are awarded under the arts and culture and sport categories of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profits to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Local recipient groups include the Cloverdale Curling Club ($34,000), Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association ($30,000), the Cloverdale Community Football Association ($20,000), and the Cloverdale Tritons Summer Swim Club ($19,600).

In all, Surrey organizations have received $611,300 in community gaming grants from the B.C. government.

“From swimming to music to learning a new language, Surrey has many community organizations that improve quality of life for people who call this home,” Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux said.

“These funds give many of these organizations the stability they need to continue from year to year,” added Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt.

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