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Saturday, November 22, 2014
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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

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."



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

and confidence.



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.



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For more information, contact:



Trudy Jackson

Communications

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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