News Release - May 14, 1999
CASINO FUNDS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMS
Redberry Lake MLA Walter Jess today announced, on behalf of Municipal
Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, that three
community groups have received $7,500 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,"
Jess 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 Hafford and District Recreation Board received $2,500 toward a
Summer Adventures program where area youth will develop problem
solving, team building and leadership skills while enjoying
recreational activities such as canoeing, camping and hiking.
The Town of Blaine Lake and the Library Board received $3,300 toward a
Summer Activity Program which will provide children with safe,
structured social and recreational activities with an emphasis on
Blaine Lake Minor Sports received $1,700 to operate a preschool
playground and provide opportunities for young children to participate
in supervised swimming and softball. Children will learn about fair
play, the benefits of physical fitness and team work.
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:
Saskatchewan Municipal Government
Phone: (306) 787-4011