News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN LEADER AND MAPLE CREEK
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that the communities of Leader and Maple Creek have
received $6,500 in casino profits through the Associated Entities
"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."
The Town of Leader in partnership with the Community Action Team
received $4,500 to establish an Active Youth Summer Program to provide
positive, barrier-free opportunities for youth to participate in
recreational and educational activities which also build self-esteem
The Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre in partnership with the
Community Action Team in Maple Creek received $2,000 to implement a
summer recreation program for children that will provide them with
hands-on experience in a range of artistic and educational activities
dating from pioneer times to the present.
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