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Sunday, April 20, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN LLOYDMINSTER AND MARSHALL

Violet Stanger, MLA for Lloydminster today announced, on behalf of

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, that

two Lloydminster community groups have received $5,644 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,"

Stanger 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 Lloydminster Summer Program Committee received $4,120 to provide

recreational programming for children aged four to 17. They will

organize softball, volleyball, and basketball as well as nature hikes,

crafts and story times in order to enhance the physical and

intellectual skills of the participants.



The Lloydminster Healthy Snack Association received $1,524 for a Young

Cooks in Training Program which will provide youth aged 13 - 18 with

the opportunity to learn basic cooking and nutrition skills through

hands on training.



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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