News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAM IN BIGGAR
Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Berny Weins, on
behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol
Teichrob, announced today that the Biggar and District Recreation
Board has received $3,000 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,"
Weins 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 Biggar and District Recreation Board in partnership with the
Biggar Association for Community Living received $3,000 in support of
the All Children's Summer Program for children ages five to 12.
Summer programming includes arts and crafts, story times, and sports
for all children regardless of family income or physical or mental
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
Regina, Phone: (306) 787-4011