Handing out the gaming cash

No one thought to tell the province the city only has one school left and both old PACs received gaming grants.

No one thought to tell the province the city only has one school left.

In its recent gaming grant announcement, the ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development handed both the non existent MacLean Elementary School parent advisory council $4,820 and the Rossland Secondary School PAC $5,900, a total of $10,720.

Whether that total or only a portion will go to the new unnamed kindergarten-to-Grade 9 school (Rossland School) parent advisory council was unclear from the province.

Overall, almost $70,000 was handed out to eight Rossland groups as the province doled out its annual gaming grants.

The biggest winner was the Red Mountain Racers, taking home $20,000 in the annual granting program.

Parent advisory committees (PACs) that support extracurricular school activities, including sports, arts, educational camps and class trips shared locally in the money—and around $12 million province-wide.

The funds will help schools make purchases for items such as sports equipment and musical instruments that provide additional opportunities for students to learn and benefit from their school years.

Gaming grant applicants must be the PAC or DPAC for a school that delivers the K-12 curriculum, and there must be at least two parents willing to be accountable for the funds.

Applicants can contact Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch at 250 387-5311 for advice about applications.

The province distributes $135 million in community gaming grants to benefit over 5,000 local organizations representing virtually every community in the province.

 

• Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society, $10,000

• L’ Association Des Parents De L’Ecole des Sept-Sommets, $840

• MacLean Elementary School PAC, $4,820

• Red Mountain Racers Society, $20,000

• Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, $10,000

• Rossland Figure Skating Club, $7,525

• Rossland Gold Fever Follies Society, $10,000

• Rossland Senior Secondary P.A.C., $5,900

 

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