Thursday, November 28, 2013

BC Gov't News

Mare Money & Soccer Shekels

Gaming grants allow investment in local kids

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


Empowered by Horses file photo.


he Chilliwack 4-H Senior Council received $10,000 in Community Gaming Grant funding from the Provincial Government this week to support the District 4-H program.


"4-H programs teach young people important life skills; including taking responsibility, setting goals, and working towards them. Any investment in our young people is a great investment in the future, and I'm glad to see this funding supporting the 4-H program here in Chilliwack," said Chilliwack MLA John Martin in the release on Thursday.

"Community Gaming Grants help support a wide variety of programs that really benefit our community, and 4-H clubs are a prime example of that. They give young people confidence and help them reach their full potential," said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

This grant was awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues. In addition to the Human and Social Services category, Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Sport, Public Safety, Environment, and Arts and Culture. In the 2012/13 fiscal year, the B.C. government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

For organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants, full application information can be found here.

To find out more about 4-H clubs in Chilliwack, visit






Thursday, November 28, 2013

BC Gov't News

Soccer Shekels

Chilliwack kids to benefit from gaming grant

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo


he B.C. Government is providing $3,000 in Hosting BC grants to the Chilliwack Youth Soccer Association in order to support the British Columbia Soccer Association's Girls Provincial B Cup in Chilliwack from July 3 to July 6, 2014.

"The Girls Provincial B Cup Soccer championship provides athletes across the province with a great opportunity to travel and develop their skills," said Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope in a release on Friday. "Sporting tournaments contribute to our youth's overall development and teaches lifelong skills, such as teamwork and perseverance. I am happy that our government is supporting this event."

"Chilliwack is a great location to host this tournament, especially with the opening of the new synthetic turf at Exhibition Field," said John Martin, MLA for Chilliwack. "Our community and state of the art facilities will provide an excellent location for girls across the province to meet in the spirit of sport and competition."

Across the Province, 41 events in 24 communities will receive $164,500 in Hosting BC funding, which is provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and administered by viaSport. The grants support a wide range of events throughout the province, including alpine skiing, fencing, wheelchair rugby and many others. These funds support competitions at the regional, provincial, national, and international level.

Quick Facts

Hosting BC funds competitive level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.'s Provincial Sport Organizations.
Grants typically range from $3,000 to $15,000 depending on the level of competition.
Applications for funding are reviewed by the Hosting BC Review Committee, which is comprised of leaders in the sport and tourism sectors.

Find Out More

For more information on the program please visit and





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