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Several Local Charities Benefitting From Saskatchewan Lotteries Grant Allocation

Ten different charities in the Lloydminster area will be receiving funds from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Grant. The total grant funding for 2017/2018 is $67, 622.

The goal of the grant program is to help in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations. Charities had to apply to receive the funds.

Patrick Lancaster, the General Manager of Cultural and Social Services says, “I feel that in a lot of the allocations that went out this year, we were able to get funds to a lot of those organizations that are working with individuals that may face barriers in participating in these different areas of recreation, sport and culture in our community.”

He goes on to say, “these projects allow for individuals who might not normally be able to participate in sport or in these cultural or recreation programs, the opportunity to get out there and try something; whether that’s because it helped keep the cost of the program attainable, whether that was providing additional supports or equipment for individuals who need them, or whether that was helping the organization offer something new that wasn’t being offered before. It makes a big difference for the people that enjoy those programs.”

The ten charities who will be receiving money are:

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Lloydminster Corp for “Summer Adventure Program 2017”-$2,500
  • Lloydminster Roman Catholic Separate School Division #89 for “Youth Sports Explorers and Free Adult Gym/Family Nights”-$9,000
  • Lloydminster Association for Community living Inc for “Recreation Liaison”-$10, 000
  • Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre for “Children’s Summer Day Camp”-$8, 540
  • Lloydminster Interval Home Society for “LCYC Recreation and Support Program”-$7, 280
  • Lloydminster Senior Citizen Society for exercise mats-$1, 134
  • Libbie Young Centre for “Summer Recreation Program”-$5, 000
  • Midwest Family Connections Inc for “Little Sneakers”-$7455.68
  • Lloydminster Border Blades Speed Skating Club for “2017-2018 Speed Skating Season”-$10, 000
  • Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation for “Kids Yoga and Mindfulness”-$6,712,32

Lancaster adds that the total amount of the funds allocated is relatively on par with other years.

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