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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN MORTLACH AND MOSSBANK

Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob today announced that community organizations in Mortlach and Mossbank received $8,000 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," 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 Mortlach Youth Wellness Clinic and the Recreation Board received $4,000 toward a summer camp for youth which will offer recreational activities as well as peer counselling and leadership training.



The Town of Mossbank, in partnership with the Library, received $4,000 toward a summer youth program. Sport, culture and recreational activities will be available for children and youth ages six - 18 and will include activities such as nature walks, environmental projects, floor hockey, golfing, tennis, music in the park and anti-racism workshops.



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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