News Release - May 14, 1999
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
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
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:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011