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Monday, December 22, 2014
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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.



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For more information, contact:



Trudy Jackson

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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