News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN HOLDFAST, TUGASKE, IMPERIAL, REGINA BEACH, AND OUTLOOK
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that the community groups In Holdfast, Tugaske,
Imperial, Regina Beach and Outlook have received $7,700 in casino
profits through the Associated Entities Fund.
"The province established the Associated Entities Fund to distribute a
portion of casino profits for the benefit of Saskatchewan people,"
Teichrob said. "Since the beginning of 1997 more than $4.5 million in
casino profits have been distributed throughout Saskatchewan for
programs that support children, youth and families."
The Holdfast Library Board in partnership with the Schell School
Fundraising Committee received $700 to provide a Library Summer
Program for children and youth from pre-school to grade 12 offering
both scheduled and drop-in recreational activities.
The Tugaske Library, in partnership with the Tugaske Recreation Board,
received $125 toward a Summer Program of Computer Literacy for rural
children ages seven to 12 to allow them to become familiar with
computers and multi-media products.
The Imperial Palliser Library, in partnership with the Imperial
Recreation Board, received $1,375 toward the Imperial Library Summer
Activities project. Children and youth ages five to 15 will benefit
from a variety of activities offered at the library including crafts,
games, story telling and performers.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture organizations in Regina Beach
and Lumsden received $4,000 in support of their Street Sweep 99
project which offers a peer-helping setting and a variety of
recreational opportunities area youth this summer.
The Outlook and District Recreation Board, in partnership with
the Kinsmen Club of Outlook, received $1,500 in support of their
Summer Playground Program which provides supervised social,
cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for
children and youth ages five to 12.
The Associated Entities Fund receives a portion of the profits
from Casino Regina, the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford,
the Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert and the Painted Hand
Casino in Yorkton.
For more information, contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011