News Release - May 21, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH
Last Mountain Touchwood MLA Dale Flavel announced, on behalf of
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, that
community groups in Wynyard, Southey, Strasbourg, Lestock, Raymore and
surrounding communities received $12,550 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,"
Flavel 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."
The Town of Wynyard Recreation Department received $1,000 toward the
Wynyard Summer Active Youth Program. This program is designed for
youth aged eight - 14, including those with disabilities, to
participate in summer activities which eliminate social, racial and
Zone 5 Sports Council Inc. and the Blackstrap Regional Recreational
Association received $2,100 toward a Summer Fun Recreation Sports
Camp, allowing children and youth with an opportunity to participate
in a summer sport which they would otherwise not have access to.
The Southey Health Action Centre and the Southey Recreation
Association received $950 Toward a Summer Play Program, designed
to build confidence and independence in children aged four - 12.
The Strasbourg Recreation Board and the William Derby School
received $1,500 toward their Summer Youth B-Active Program,
designed to give children of all ages an opportunity to
participate in summer activities.
The Lestock Interagency Kids Effort and the Family Resource
Centre received $3,500 to provide opportunities in sports,
culture and recreation activities.
Raymore Recreation Board and the Town of Raymore received $3,500
toward the Day Care Summer Program. This is designed to provide
educational, art and physical activities to children ages four -
ten in the communities of Raymore, Semans, Quinton, Punnichy,
Kawacatoose and Gordons Reserve.
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:
Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011