News Release - May 3, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH IN WEYBURN AND AREA
Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley today announced, on
behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol
Teichrob, that community groups in and around Weyburn received $16,590
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,"
Bradley said. "Since the beginning of 1997 more than $3 million in
casino profits have been distributed throughout Saskatchewan for
programs that support children, youth and families."
The Canadian Mental Health Association in Weyburn received $1,000
toward the development of an art program for long-term mentally ill
patients and their families. This is the first program of its kind in
the province and will enhance the artistic appreciation and talents of
participants, encourage social interaction and develop physical
The Family Place will be co-ordinating five different projects which
received funding today.
$590 will be used for a parent education program called Nobody's
Perfect, assisting parents of young children with transportation,
child care and nutritional breaks.
$1,000 has been received for a community kitchen for people
in Carlyle and surrounding area.
$1,500 goes toward an interactive cooking project involving
mothers and their children preparing and learning about
nutritious and economical meals.
$2,500 has been received for a project addressing the
nutritional needs of children in the Haig and Souris schools
by providing food baskets with nutritious snacks.
$10,000 will be used for the Prevention Program for Positive
Family Life which offers a variety of activities for
children, youth and their families such as Parents and Tots,
the Kid-o-Rama indoor playground, self-esteem workshops for
youngsters as well as a resource library for parents.
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