News Release - May 21, 1999
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
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:
Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011