Arts and Culture Get Support with Gaming Grants

VICTORIA – Organizations in Whistler and Bowen Island have received a combined $29,000 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients:

  • The Whistler Writing Society: $10,000
  • Bowen Island Museum & Archives: $19,000

“Our region has a very rich history and groups such as Bowen Island Museum & Archives deserve huge credit for documenting and highlighting it while the Whistler Writing Society continues to excel in promoting the literary arts and deserves credit for providing a forum and support network to the burgeoning writers community in the Sea to Sky,” said West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy. “Grants such as these will help ensure our community has programs that foster and support our local arts, culture and history.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.