News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN BIG RIVER, SHELLBROOK, SPIRITWOOD, CANWOOD, AND DEBDEN
Lloyd Johnson, MLA for Shellbrook Spiritwood, on behalf of Municipal
Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob today announced
that five community groups have received $15,720 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,"
Johnson 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 Town of Big River, the District Recreation Board, the
Interagency Committee and the Library received $5,000 to fund a
variety of summer activities for preschool and elementary school
children which will educate and challenge them in a safe and
The Shellbrook Wapiti Library Board and the Town of Shellbrook
received $3,000 toward a project which will enhance the computer
literacy of families by providing the opportunity and experience
for learning about computers to those who would not otherwise
have access to computers.
The Spiritwood Interagency received $4,000 toward a variety of
recreational activities for children who would not otherwise have
the opportunity to participate in activities such as sports and
games, crafts, and supervised field trips.
The Canwood 4-H Light Horse Club and the Blue Forest Pony
Club received $900 toward a program designed to develop
leadership skills and enhance self-esteem in children
through riding lessons and the care and grooming of horses.
The Debden Playground Committee receives $2,820 to provide a
recreation camp for children aged four to 14 who would not
otherwise be able to participate in summer recreation
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