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Saturday, October 25, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN WOLSELEY, KIPLING, GRENFELL AND GLENAVON

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob today

announced that four community organizations received $15,000 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."



Pipe Si-Cana Regional Recreation Association in Wolseley and the

Zone 1 Sport Council and Pipestone Health District have partnered to

provide a mobile playground for children aged five - 12. The

partnership received $3,500 toward a program which offers arts,

storytelling, field trips and sports to children in communities that

do not have organized recreational activities.



Kipling and District Parks and Recreation Board and the Moose Mountain

Drug and Alcohol Society received $3,500 toward a summer activities

program which will provide an opportunity for young people to

participate in fun filled educational and recreational activities.



The Grenfell Committee for Children with Special Needs received

$4,000 toward a summer respite and recreation program. This will

allow an opportunity for special needs children to participate in

activities such as swimming, art, games, day camps and motor

skill development.



The South East Saskatchewan Zone 1 Sports Council in Glenavon,

and the Broadview and Rocanville Recreation Boards received

$4,000 toward a sport and culture camp that will be held in eight

rural communities. Youth will be given an opportunity to

participate in activities such as sport clinics and cultural

workshops.



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.

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For more information, contact:



Trudy Jackson

Communications

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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