News Release - May 21, 1999
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
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.
For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011