News Release - May 10, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM IN SWIFT CURRENT
John Wall, MLA for Swift Current, on behalf of Municipal Affairs,
Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, today announced that the
Prairie West School Division received $27,300 from 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,"
Wall said. "Since the beginning of 1997 more than $3.5 million in
casino profits have been distributed throughout Saskatchewan for
programs that support children, youth and families."
The Prairie West School Division, in partnership with the Swift
Current School Division, has established a stay in school program
which works with both parents and their children to encourage youth to
remain in school.
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:
Saskatchewan Municipal Government
Regina, Phone: (306) 787- 4011