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Charitable gaming grants handed out

Several Lloydminster as well as regional non-profits and community groups received some welcome cash from the latest grants handed out by SLGA.

The quarterly grants are based on a percentage of net proceeds raised through licensed charitable gaming activities such as bingos, raffles, break-open tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events. Charitable gaming reports submitted by groups are used by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority to automatically calculate grant amounts.

The grants cover July 1 to Sept. 30.

In Lloydminster a total of $10,593.88 was distributed to:

  • Lloydminster Cheer Parent Fundraising Committee: $2,164.08
  • Lloydminster Kinette Club: $896.72
  • Lloydminster Lions Club: $702.93
  • Lloydminster Region Health Foundation: $1,815.00
  • Lloydminster Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39: $3,892.65
  • The Norbion Cooperative Community Centre: $1,122.50

Community groups in Cut Knife got a total of $9,461.63. The list includes:

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  • Cut Knife Community 4-H Club: $312.50
  • Cut Knife Municipal Library, Clayton McLain Memorial Museum and Cut Knife Recreation Board: $8,757.88
  • Cut Knife United Church: $391.25

Frenchman Butte Museum Society: $762.50

In Macklin a total of $6,428.46 was distributed to:

  • Macklin Daycare: $1,421.43
  • Macklin Minor Hockey Association: $2,686.40
  • Macklin Skating Club: $333.75
  • Macklin Senlac Multiple 4-H Club: $1,986.88

The Maidstone Kin Club received $1,365.63 and the Neilburg Manitou Lake Multi 4H Club got $1,788.63.

Groups in North Battleford got $81,959.33 overall with the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation receiving $ 50,232.34 from the grand total.

The Paradise Hill Community Centre got $613.75 and Paradise Hill Minor Hockey Council received $4,250.98 of the grant dollars.

Groups in the Turtleford area were also on the recipient list including:

  • Turtleford Mervin & District Golf Club: $1,050.00
  • Turtleford & District Lions Club: $325.30
  • Turtleford Volunteer Fire Department: $486.25

Non-profits in Unity received a total of $6,048.91. The groups are:

  • Kin Club of Unity: $762.50
  • Knights of Columbus Unity #5707: $651.27
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s League: $50.00
  • Unity Minor Hockey Association: $2,071.64
  • Unity Western Days Inc.: $2,513.50

“The financial support provided through these grants will allow more than 700 groups and organizations to provide further enhancements in the areas of youth sports, recreation for seniors, health care and a number of educational endeavours,” said Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Lori Carr.

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