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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH IN INDIAN HEAD, QU'APPELLE VALLEY AND FORT QU'APPELLE

Environment and Resource Management Minister Lorne Scott announced, on

behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol

Teichrob, that three community groups received $10,400 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,"

Scott 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."



Camp Knowles Society Inc. in partnership with the Pasqua First Nations

received $4,400 for the Heritage and History 1999 program. This

camping program, for children ages five - 15 will allow participants

an opportunity to learn new skills while increasing environmental

knowledge through cultural activities.



The Qu'Appelle Valley Friendship Centre and the Spirit Eagle Youth

Group received $2,000 toward a program to inform youth about the types

of resources available to them in the community. In addition cross

cultural awareness will be enhanced through participation in

recreational activities.



The Indian Head Community Action Plan Committee have partnered

with the Town of Indian Head and the Indian Head School Division

to provide healthy organized activities throughout the summer for

youth in Indian Head and the surrounding area. This Youth

Recreation Program received $4,000.



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 Branch

Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-4011
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