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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH IN WEYBURN AND BENGOUGH

Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley today announced, on

behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol

Teichrob, that community groups in Weyburn and Bengough received

$31,500 from 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,"

Bradley 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 Weyburn Big Brothers/Big Sisters received $3,000 for the Kids n

Kops program providing opportunities for children and police officers

to interact while participating in workshops on drug and alcohol

awareness, traffic safety and crime scene investigations.



The Wheatland Souris Regional Recreation Association received $3,000

toward an Active Living project where youth have an opportunity to

participate in sport, recreation, and cultural activities which

promote healthy lifestyles, nutrition and safety issues.



The Weyburn and Area Early Childhood Intervention Program received

$3,500 toward the Summer Sizzle program which provides summer programs

for children with multiple disabilities allowing opportunities for the

children and respite for their caregivers.



The HELP International organization received $4,000 toward a

mentorship and wellness program for single parent families which

engages single parents and their children in recreation and

avocational activities.



The Signal Hill Arts Centre received $4,000 for the Summer Art

Sensation program to provide children between the ages of five

and 11 with opportunities to participate in various types of art

projects, creative writing and dance and music.



The Family Place received $5,000 for the Summer Fun 99 program

which involves youth in fun activities while learning about

nutrition and developing social and interaction skills.



The Badlands Recreation Association Inc. received $5,000 to

provide youth in Bengough with constructive programs which will

enhance their self-esteem, reduce bullying and other aggressive

behaviours and increase their cultural awareness.



The Bengough and District Recreation Board received $4,000 to

provide youth with a safe, supervised place to gather and

opportunities to participate in sport, recreation and cultural

activities during the summer months.



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

Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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