Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

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Two local sports groups to benefit from gaming grants

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


wo local sports organizations in Chilliwack are receiving a total of $10,255 in support thanks to two Community Gaming Grants announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

• Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club - $7,375
• Chilliwack Tennis Society - $2,880

The Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club has been part of the Chilliwack community for over 25 years.  


The club offers Learn to Skate Programs for all ages, recreational speed skating programs and trains high performance short track speed skaters to compete at provincial and national level competitions.  


“Without the support of our local Chilliwack community and the funds from the Community Gaming Grant we would not be able to offer the programs we do.  These funds go to help pay for our skaters ice time and coaching,” says Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club club registrar, Catina Carpenter.


“The Chilliwack Tennis Society is extremely happy to receive support from the BC Government,” says president, Gudrun Anderson. “Due to the recent success of Canadian tennis players the sport of tennis is increasing in popularity from coast to coast. This funding will be used towards helping secure court time and necessary insurance for our various programs.”


“Being part of organizations like Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club or the Chilliwack Tennis Society helps people develop lifelong skills and rewarding experiences,” says Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. “Local sports are important to families in Chilliwack and it is important to me that they are supported.”


These grants have been awarded under the Sport category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.


In the 2012/13 fiscal year, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.


Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at



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