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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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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

literary activities.



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.



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For more information, contact:



Trudy Jackson

Communications Branch

Saskatchewan Municipal Government

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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