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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Saskatchewan

CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT YORKTON AREA COMMUNITY GROUPS

Education Minister Clay Serby, on behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture

and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, today announced that Yorkton area

community groups have received $36,000 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,"

Serby 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 Sign Family Support Program received $6,500 toward the

provision of ongoing parent education sessions to develop

listening skills, positive discipline techniques and problem

solving.



The Yorkton Youth Outreach Program received $1,500 to establish a

Leadership Library of equipment and materials which will increase

opportunities for youth leadership development and provide

recreation, sport and leisure activities.



The Sign Youth Outreach and the Boys and Girls Club received

$4,000 toward a youth recreation program for young people aged 14

to 18.



The City of Yorkton and the Yorkton Arts Council received $4,500

to provide children and youth with a variety of positive and

creative programs throughout the summer.



Yorkton Women in Need, Parkland Recreation Association and

Yorkton Leisure Services received $2,500 to provide

education and awareness to children and youth about

violence, abuse and bullying.



The Parkland Recreation Association received $3,000 to

provide opportunities for children to participate in

recreational programming such as arts, crafts, drama, nature

walks and storytelling.



Yorkton Big Brothers and Sisters received $2,000 toward a

wilderness adventure camp for at risk children where the

participants will develop positive self esteem and learn

team building and survival skills.



The Zone 4 Sports Council, Yorkton Soccer Club and Yorkton

Tennis School received $4,000 to provide a drop-in program

during July and August for youth to participate in a variety

of sports activities.



The Saskatchewan Abilities Council received $2,000 toward

the Summer Fun program which provides children with physical

and intellectual disabilities with the opportunity to

participate in a variety of existing recreation activities

by accommodating their special needs.



Parkland Early Childhood Intervention, Accent on Kids

Daycare and the Preschool Playland received $3,000 for the

Special Summer Program which will facilitate the

participation of young children with special needs into

established summer recreation projects.



The Boys and Girls Club received $3,000 toward a project

called Lazy Days of Summer which will provide recreational

activities for youth-at-risk in the community.



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

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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