News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT MOBILE PLAYGROUND PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN THE BIRCH HILLS AREA
Jack Langford, MLA for Saskatchewan Rivers, on behalf of Municipal
Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, announced today
that the Birch Hills and District Recreation Board has received $1,500
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,"
Langford 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 Birch Hills and District Recreation Board in partnership with the
North East Parks and Recreation Association, is organizing a mobile
playground program for children ages five to 10 in the Birch Hills
area, including the community of Muskoday. Children who might not
ordinarily have the chance to go to the lake, or special venues like
the Kinsmen Water Park in Prince Albert, are targeted to participate
in this safe, structured program of storytelling, games, special
events, sport camps and a wind-up picnic.
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