News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS PROVIDE SUPPORT TO EIGHTEEN COMMUNITY GROUPS IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
Northern Affairs Minister Keith Goulet, on behalf of Municipal
Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, today announced
that organizations in Timber Bay, Weyakwin, Air Ronge, La Ronge,
Grandmother's Bay, Sandy Bay, Creighton and Cumberland House have
received a total of $37,400 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,"
Goulet 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."
Community groups received funding for the following projects:
The Northern Hamlet of Timber Bay, and the Timber Bay Recreation
Club received $2,200 toward educational and recreational programs
for children and youth including alcohol and drug awareness,
nutrition and canoe and water safety.
The Weyakwin Recreation Club, and Weyakwin Home Care received
$1,000 toward a summer cultural camp for aboriginal children and
youth ages eight to 17 focusing on healthy activities like
sports, crafts and nature walks and workshops on alcohol and drug
The Gordon Denny Parent Council and the Northern Village of
Air Ronge received $4,000 toward a summer program providing
fun activities to improve the education, health and
well-being of children and youth through positive social
The Northern Recreation Co-ordinating Committee received
funding for two projects:
$3,000 toward a voyageur canoe trip for northern youth
to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle,
traditional cultural ways of living off the land, and
water safety; and
$2,000 toward youth sport development and coaching and
volunteer clinics providing athletic opportunities for
northern children, youth and adults.
The La Ronge Public Library and the La Ronge Parks and
Recreation Board received $1,400 toward a summer computer
program for youth aged nine to 12 to enhance their computer
The Pahkisimon Nuye Ah Library System received $2,000 toward
a summer reading program for children in isolated northern
communities that offers encouragement to read and take an
interest in books.
The La Ronge Parks And Recreation Board and Pre Cam
Elementary School received $1,500 toward an education
program involving elders and youth aged 10 to 14 in
activities that offer physical, spiritual, psychological,
and social benefits.
The Kikinahk Friendship Centre and La Ronge Child Care
Co-operative received $4,000 toward a structured recreation
program for children and youth ages five to 11 that offers
safe, healthy activities like swimming, fishing, crafts,
indoor sports and cultural events.
The Addictions and Prevention Recovery Services together
with the Mamawetan Churchill River Healing Group received
$1,000 to develop resource materials to help develop a
culturally sensitive youth peer support program in La Ronge.
The Sagastew Regional Recreation Association received $2,000
toward a Sports Development Clinic where participating youth
will enhance their skills, and increase their knowledge and
abilities in canoeing, athletics, soccer and softball.
The Northern Hamlet of Missinipe and the Grandmother's Bay
Recreation Association received $500 toward a swimming
lesson program for children ages two to eight that teaches
both swimming and water safety and survival skills.
The Sandy Bay Youth Camp Committee and the Sandy Bay
Recreation Board received $1,000 toward a youth camp with
programing on relevant youth issues and positive choices
including group discussions, games, campfire activities and
The Creighton Recreation and Parks Board and Denare Beach
Recreation Board received $1,500 toward Camp Moochikum, a
day-camp/drop-in program for children and youth designed to
instill cultural pride, foster positive relationships and
provide employment skill development.
The Creighton Parent Coalition, Creighton Recreation and
Creighton Community School received $4,300 toward a summer
camp for special needs children ages three to eight focusing
on speech and language skills and helping them build
recreational and leisure skills.
The Neyannun Regional Recreation Authority in Creighton
received $2,000 toward a project to develop athletes,
coaches and officials for the sports of canoeing, athletics,
soccer and softball in the Neyannun Region.
The Pine Island Outpatient Centre and the Charlebois School
received $1,000 to help host a summer youth camp at Pine
Island. The camp will provide services, activities and
programs focusing on communication, coping mechanisms and
The Christian Fellowship Center, and their partners,
received $1,000 to help youth and parents develop healthy
and appropriate skills and behaviours in communicating,
taking responsibility, and interacting with others.
The Athabasca Regional Recreation Association, together with
Black Lake and Stony Rapids Recreation Associations,
received $2,000 toward a summer sport program for youth
including skill development in several sports as well as
leadership and life skills.
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