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Sunday, November 23, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN MELFORT, TISDALE, ZENON PARK AND KINISTINO

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob

announced today that four communities have received $10,500 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 Kinistino and District Library, in partnership with the Town of

Kinistino and the Kinistino Ministerial Association, received $2,000

toward the Kinistino Summer Cultural Camp and Youth Group program.

This program is designed to provide Kinistino and area youth with

organized learning and recreation activities such as cultural crafts,

drawing, painting and literacy programs.



The North East Recreational and Parks Association and the Sylvania

Recreation Board received $2,900 toward the Mobile Play Program which

will provide staff, equipment, supplies, storytelling, environmental

and cross cultural events to area communities.



The Tisdale Lions Club, Tisdale Parks and Recreation Assocation

and Town of Tisdale received $1,600 toward the Summer Play

Program which provides children, ages five - 10, with

opportunities to participate in a variety of activities in a safe

and secure environment.



The Zenon Park Economic Development Committee and the La

Ponponniere Co-operative Daycare received $2,000 toward a summer

program for school aged youth which provides opportunities for

them to participate in supervised social and educational

programming including crafts, games, sports, theatre and a

reading program.



The North Central Health District, the Northeast Regional

Association for Community Living, and the Saskatchewan Cerebral

Palsy Association received $2,000 to support special needs

children and youth in Melfort and area. This program is designed

to provide an opportunity for participation in recreational,

social and leisure activities.



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

Communications

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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