Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

BC Gov't News

Gaming Grant Funds Fair

Chilliwack & District Ag Society awarded $33K

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice file photo Chilliwack Fair, Heritage Park 2014




ighteen agricultural fairs in diverse communities throughout the province and the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions shared $794,000 in community gaming grants this year, funded by the Government of British Columbia, said Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.


"Agricultural fairs build a sense of community, encourage appreciation of area farms and food products, and help local businesses increase local sales. The B.C. government values the roles fairs play in connecting British Columbians with the people who grow our food, and helping families create memories that last a lifetime, and are proud to offer continued funding and support," said Norn Letnick, Minister of Agriculture.


Agricultural fairs showcase the economic, social and cultural importance of farming, ranching and agri-business in B.C. Jams, jellies, pies, plants, animals, 4-H activities, product exhibitions, lively music and a colourful carnival atmosphere combine to give these much-loved annual community events a unique identity.


• $33,000 – Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society (Aug. 8-10)


Quick Facts
• Every year, the B.C. government approves $135 million in gaming grants benefitting over 5,000 local organizations representing virtually every community in the province.
• Eligible organizations apply to the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch for gaming grant funding distributed by sectors, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils.
• Gaming grants benefit an astonishing diversity of arts organizations active in the province’s largest cities and sparsely populated rural communities.

Learn More
To apply for a B.C. community gaming grant, visit:

Check out the Government of British Columbia’s role in supporting sport, arts and culture through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development at:



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