News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN PREECEVILLE, STURGIS, AND BUCHANAN
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that the communities of Preeceville, Sturgis and
Buchanan have received $2,050 in casino profits through the Associated
"The province established the Associated Entities Fund to distribute a
portion of casino profits for the benefit of Saskatchewan people,"
Teichrob 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 Town of Preeceville in partnership with the Preeceville Recreation
Board and the Whitehawk Arts Council, received $800 toward the Sport
Quest Plus project which offers a variety of sport and cultural
activities to children and youth ages eight to 15 which might not
otherwise be able to participate.
The Sturgis Family Resource Centre, in partnership with the Town of
Preeceville, received $750 in support of BOB's Youth Centre which
offers summer recreational and educational activities through which
youth can learn, mature, and develop positive lifestyles.
The Buchanan Recreation Board, in partnership with Parkland
Regional Recreation, received $500 in support of a Summer Fun
Program for children ages three and older designed to create a
stimulating environment in which children can play and learn
through fun activities.
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