Province announces Powell River gaming grant recipients

Multiple organizations to share more than $300,000 in funding

Community Gaming Grants totalling $301,750 will be given to 14 Powell River arts, culture and sport not-for-profit organizations. The announcement was made Wednesday, November 7.

“Today’s funding announcement will go a long way in supporting the programming and visibility of local arts, culture, and sport organizations in Powell River,” said Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. “As a musician myself, I am always delighted to see investments in the arts. I hope this funding boost will help more people in our community get active and discover all that our city has to offer.”

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Simons is an accomplished cellist.

Organizations receiving grants include: Powell River Minor Hockey Association ($55,000); Powell River Gymnastics Society ($38,000); Powell River Academy of Music ($30,000); Powell River Youth Soccer Association ($29,800); Powell River Historical Museum and Archives ($27,000); Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy ($25,000); Powell River Skating Club ($20,000); Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River ($20,000); Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society ($15,000); Friends of Film Society Powell River ($14,000); Powell River Aquatic Club ($12,100); Powell River Volleyball Club ($5,600); Powell River Yacht Club ($5,250); and Malaspina Art Society ($5,000).

More than 700 not-for-profit organizations around the province are receiving approximately $18 million to deliver performing arts, literature, heritage and cultural programs for residents of all ages.

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