News Release - May 17, 1999
CASINO FUNDS SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR AT RISK CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITIES OF DENZIL, MACKLIN, UNITY, AND WILKIE
Sharon Murrell, Battleford - Cut Knife MLA, on behalf of Municipal
Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Carol Teichrob, announced today
that the Lands West School Division in Wilkie has received $5,000 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,"
Murrell 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 Lands West School Division received $5,000 toward the cost of
developing a community-based Summer Headstart Program in Denzil,
Macklin, Unity, and Wilkie. The program will help pre-school and
elementary children acquire and build the skills they need to be
successful in school, as well as identify methods of helping children
develop appropriate social skills.
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