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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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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

Entities Fund.



"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.

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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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