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A Happy Christmas for Harrison-Agassiz-Hope social services recipients of gaming grants

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gassiz-Harrison Community Services is receiving a grant of $28,500 in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Chilliwack Hope MLA Laurie Throness.


“The Agassiz-Harrison Community Services provides over 25 different services and programs to the people in need. This grant will ensure that they will continue to thrive and be leaders within our community,” said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

Why this matters:

• Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.

MLA Laurie Throness worked hard to get some badly needed money for upper Fraser Valley communities.

• Every year the Province approves approximately $135 million in community gaming grants for not-for-profit organizations, with the human and social services sector receiving the largest share of this annual funding.

• Over 5,000 local not-for-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from this funding every year. These organizations provide invaluable services in their communities.

• Eligible organizations applying for gaming grant funding are distributed across six sectors including: arts and culture; sport; environment; public safety; human and social services; parent and district parent advisory councils.

Full application information for community gaming grants is available online at: 


Connect with MLA Laurie Throness at



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