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December 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm  Politics, Provincial

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – New Democrat MLA Kelli Paddon says local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to $112,900 in Community Gaming Grants funding. This round of funding is from the Community Gaming Grant program’s arts and culture stream and parent advisory council and district parent advisory council (PAC/DPAC) stream.

“Our government knows how important it is to help fund the hard work of the people who enrich our communities, whether it’s organizations that promote arts and culture or Parent Advisory Councils that help keep extra curriculars happening at our schools,” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent.

In Kent, the following organizations are receiving funding to support arts and culture:

  • Harrison Festival Society – $80,000
  • Agassiz Harrison Historical Society – $8,000

The following parent advisory councils are receiving funding to support extracurricular events, activities, and equipment:

  • Agassiz Elementary Secondary School PAC – $6,580
  • Kent Elementary School PAC – $4,960
  • Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School – $2,340
  • Rosedale Traditional Community School – $11,020

More than $18.2 million in new funding will go to over 650 organizations to support arts and culture across the province.

More than 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils will also receive over $11.2 million to support extracurricular activities throughout British Columbia.

Learn more:

Arts and Culture funding stream: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0055-001993

PAC and DPAC funding stream: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0053-001975

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