Submitted. The Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Museum is getting financial support in the order of $40,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program announced Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas.
“This money allows us to provide not only museum and archival services to the public, but also programs such as our annual Heritage Fair,” said executive director Dorothy van de Ree. “We provide educational tours and heritage programming to all age groups on site, as well as in schools and seniors homes. We also serve as the memory of the community by publishing historical books about our Pioneers.
The MSA Museum Society has been serving the community since 1969.
“Community Gaming Grants provide much needed financial assistance to cultural groups and organizations.” said Plecas. “All sorts of people enjoy the museum and it does a splendid job of preserving our unique history.”
These grants have been awarded under the Arts and Culture 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 Sport, 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 by clicking here.