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Two qathet region organizations receive gaming funds

Community grants go to animal rescue and safety initiatives
Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society, which recently helped find a rehab centre for the bear cub above, is one of two organizations in the qathet region receiving funds from the provincial government.

Two organizations will be able to rescue animals and keep people safe with funding from the provincial community gaming grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

In the qathet region, two community organizations are receiving a total of $13,500 in grants. This includes $4,000 for Powell River Community Radio Society for emergency communications radio, and $9,500 for Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society for animal welfare.

“In our communities, on the water, or along the Sunshine Coast Trail, people want to be safe and protect the environment around them,” stated Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons in a media release. “We have incredible organizations up and down the coast doing exactly that, and I’m glad that we’re able to provide support for their important work.”

The release stated that $10.5 million is being distributed through the environment and public safety streams of the community gaming grant program for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. In total, $140 million is distributed annually through community gaming grants to roughly 1,500 community not-for-profit organizations across all streams of the program.