News Release - May 20, 1999
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.
For more information, contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011