News Release - May 20, 1999
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
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.
For more information, contact:
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-4011