News Release - May 20, 1999
CASINO FUNDS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN MEADOW LAKE, PIERCELAND AND GOODSOIL
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag,
on behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol
Teichrob today announced that five community groups from Meadow Lake,
Pierceland and Goodsoil have received $20,720 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,"
Sonntag 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."
Community groups received funding for the following projects:
The Meadow Lake and Area Early Childhood Intervention Program
received $4,000 toward pre-school playgroups for children with
developmental delays to help build their skills in speech,
language, problem solving and physical motor development.
The Meadow Lake School Division received $4,000 toward a summer
recreation program for children and youth ages ten to 13
providing a variety of education-related activities such as
co-operative games, court and field sports, swimming, arts and
crafts, music and first aid.
The Meadow Lake Pentecostal Church received $4,000 toward a
summer recreation program including activities for children
ages six to nine which build self-esteem and self-worth
through educational videos and speakers, physical
activities, games, and crafts.
The Goodsoil Community Centre received $4,000 toward a
summer activities program for children ages four to 10 who
will participate in a structured program of supervised
learning and recreation activities to build self-esteem and
increase awareness of healthy lifestyle activities.
The Pierceland Recreation Association received $4,720 toward
a summer activities program for children and youth ages
three to 12 which uses video tapes, field trips and reading
as means of increasing children's awareness of drugs,
alcohol and abuse.
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