News Release - May 19, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS IN THE MELVILLE AREA
Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob
announced today that Melville and area community groups have received
$6,000 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 Oasis Youth Centre, in partnership with the City of Melville,
received $2,500 toward a Fun in the Sun Youth Program which will
provide positive sport and recreation opportunities for youth ages 10
to 13 and help them develop healthy lifestyles.
The Qu'Appelle Valley Recreation Association also in partnership with
the City of Melville, received $3,500 toward the Mobile Playground
Program for children ages five to 11 in as many as 20 communities
which do not have an organized playground program.
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