News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS IN PORCUPINE PLAIN, ARCHERWILL AND ROSE VALLEY
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that community groups in Porcupine Plain, Archerwill
and Rose Valley have received $5,300 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,"
Teichrob 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 North East Regional Association for Community Living in
partnership with the Porcupine Opportunities Program received $2,000
toward a summer camp for children with disabilities, their parents and
The Eastern Region II of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, received
$2,000 toward Youth Culture Camp 1999. This five-day summer camp will
provide opportunities for up to 100 aboriginal youth to participate in
recreational, cultural, and social activities.
The Rose Valley Recreation Board in partnership with the
Kinsmen/Kinettes and the RCMP received $1,300 toward a summer program
offering children from kindergarten to grade seven with recreation
opportunities in a safe and structured environment.
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