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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN MOOSE JAW

Glenn Hagel, MLA for Moose Jaw North, on behalf of Municipal Affairs,

Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, announced today, that

this week, three community organizations in Moose Jaw have received

$11,500 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,"

Hagel 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 Moose Jaw Creative Arts in partnership with the Saskatchewan

Association for Community Living received $5,000 to assist in

establishing a Moose Jaw Creative Arts Summer Fun Program offering

music, art, crafts, games and dancing for children and young adults

with disabilities.



The Moose Jaw Family Service Bureau in partnership with the Mentoring

of Mothers Program received $1,500 toward an aquatic program for teen

and young adult mothers. Mothers and their children will have an

opportunity to enrol in a learn to swim program, to build healthy

relationships among themselves and with others through participation

in children's play and learning and to share in group activities.



The Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in partnership

with the Community Association Directorate, received $5,000

toward a Youth Activity Centre which will provide a safe,

friendly environment where youth can gather, socialize and

participate together in recreational activities that promote

goodwill, friendship and positive lifestyle choices.



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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