Submitted. The Abbotsford Female Hockey Association will be receiving financial support in the order of $22,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program announced Abbotsford West MLA Michael de Jong.
“The gaming grant we receive from the BC government allows us to provide opportunities for girls of all ages and abilities to participate in the sport of ice hockey at a reasonable cost,” said treasurer Jeffery Reimer. “We do this by hosting ‘Bring a Friend Day’ where girls can come out and try the game of ice hockey for the first time at no cost. We also provide clinics with certified instructors for all girls to better their hockey skills, and we use the funds to hold referee clinics to allow girls the opportunity to become on ice referees.”
“It’s always challenging to put together a comprehensive sports program,” said de Jong. “These grants go a long way in helping organizations succeed in promoting amateur sport.”
These grants have been awarded under the Sport 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 Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Environment and Human and Social Services.
In the 2012/13 fiscal year, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.