The provincial government announced recipients of charitable gaming grants in the quarter from October 1st to December 31st earlier this week. In all, more than $1.5 million was provided to groups and organizations throughout the province.
"The work of our friends and neighbours displays that the spirit of volunteerism is strong in Saskatchewan," Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Lori Carr said. "Our government is pleased to continue to support the volunteers and charities that make a difference in the communities we love."
There were 26 organizations that received a grant in the Weyburn area, and other parts of the southeast, totalling nearly $27,000. Those recipients were:
- Bengough Municipal Parks, Recreation & Cultural Authority - $5775.00
- Fillmore 33 Preschool - $600.00
- Fillmore Public Library - $50.00
- Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association - $85.00
- Gladmar Recreation Board - $848.71
- Macoun Parks & Recreation Board - $230.54
- Milestone Public Library - $166.25
- Radville Holy Family Parish - $846.88
- Radville Minor Hockey Association - $622.06
- Radville Public Library Branch - $250.00
- Royal Canadian Legion Tecumseh Branch #133 - $484.83
- Stoughton Early Learning Facility - $1256.35
- Vibank St. Paul’s Parish - $449.40
- The Vibank Co-operative Community Centre Committee - $53.75
- Rotary Clubs of Weyburn & Estevan - $5142.95
- Royal Canadian Legion Weyburn Branch #47 - $960.61
- Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation - $2856.36
- Weyburn & District Junior Hockey Association - $82.25
- Weyburn Area Heritage Village Corporation - $56.25
- Weyburn Gold Wings AAA U18 - $501.88
- Weyburn Humane Society - $741.88
- Weyburn Knights of Columbus #1731 - $1398.72
- Weyburn Lacrosse Association - $1810.13
- Weyburn Oilwomen Association - $99.75
- Weyburn Silver Seals Speed Swimming Club - $1268.44
- Yellow Grass Golden Harvest Club - $76.44
The charitable gaming grant program provides a grant of 25 percent of the net revenues that a group or organization raised through charitable gaming activities. This includes bingos, raffles, casino nights, breakopen tickets and others.
Organizations that do hold licensed charitable gaming activities don’t need to apply for grants. Reports submitted by the groups are used to calculate the grants that the SLGA pays out each quarter.