News Release - May 21, 1999
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
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
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