News Release - May 25, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT 21 PROJECTS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY IN REGINA
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that 21 community projects in Regina have received
funding totalling $76,968 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 projects are represented by a broad cross-section of community
support agencies and associations in Regina, aimed at providing
positive social, recreational and cultural program opportunities for
children, youth, and families in need during the summer months. Many
of the projects seek to enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, social
skills and physical fitness of the participants through active sports
and recreation activities and counselling.
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:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Regina, Phone: (306) 787-4011
ASSOCIATED ENTITIES FUND - REGINA - MAY 1999
The Regina District Society for the Autistic received $4,000 toward a structured summer program for autistic children and youth to help maintain their skills and physical fitness.
Lakeshore Village received $4,000 to provide a summer activities program for children from Lakeshore Village and Creative Corners Child Care.
The Regina STEP Centre received $4,000 toward a summer day-camp program offering special one-on-one relationships to children needing help to adjust to mainstream programs.
The Kitchener Community School received $4,000 toward a summer program for inner-city children and youth offering safe, positive recreational activities, encouragement, and fun.
The Cornwall Alternative School received $4,000 toward a summer web-page design project for youth to learn computers skills related to the Internet, in a supportive environment.
The St. Catherine Family Support Centre received $4,000 for day camps for young girls to explore present and future gender-related roles, opportunities, and issues.
Catholic Family Services received $4,000 toward a summer program providing opportunities for teens to learn music skills.
The Saskatchewan Abilities Council received $4,000 to help special needs children and youth participate in a variety of summer recreational and leisure activities.
Camp Monahan Association received $4,000 to help children attend camp and experience swimming, canoeing, crafts and nature hikes which would otherwise not be available to them.
Regina Housing Authority received $4,000 toward a drop-in centre with leisure, recreation and computer programs for children and youth in the Al Ritchie area.
Youth Unlimited, with St. Michael's Community School and the Core Community Group, received $8,000 toward two projects which will provide safe, supportive recreation programs for inner-city children and youth this summer.
The Learning Disabilities Association received $4,000 toward a day camp for children providing an opportunity to improve their literary, social and motor skills.
The Regina Community Children's Program received $4,000 toward a community summer drop-in program for children to enjoy supervised sport, culture, and recreation activities.
The Regina Palliative Care received $4,000 toward the Healing Hearts Camp for children and youth who are grieving the loss of a significant loved one.
The YWCA received $3,500 toward a program for inner-city youth to learn and participate in the fun sport of Sepak Takraw and develop leadership skills.
The Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan (Regina) received $3,500 toward a drama program providing children with opportunities to express themselves using improvisation drama.
The Regina Open Door Society received $3,000 toward a program of summer learning opportunities and support for refugee and immigrant children and youth.
The Girl Guides of Saskatchewan (Regina) received $3,630 toward a project offering a summer recreation and culture camp for inner-city girls.
The Community Partnership Against Violence received $1,000 to distribute information on assault to various organizations working with youth.
The Rainbow Youth Centre received $2,338 to help provide a safe, accessible centre for youth needing information, support, crisis help or referral services during the exhibition.