Burnaby MLAs welcome B.C. government funds for local arts, culture and sport programs

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BURNABY – Local New Democrat MLA’s Anne Kang, Janet Routledge, Katrina Chen and Raj Chouhan are welcoming $2,235,135 in funding for 48 organizations for arts, culture and sport in Burnaby through the Community Gaming Grants program.

Recipients of the community grant funding include the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association and the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Over 700 not-for-profit organizations around the province are receiving approximately $18 million to deliver performing arts, literature, heritage and cultural programs for people of all ages.

The Province is also providing approximately $27.5 million to more than 850 sport sector organizations in 2018-19. These programs create opportunities for people who would not otherwise be able to participate and who can benefit from organized, competitive physical activities in their community.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.


Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North

“Culture, arts, and sport makes up the heart and soul of our communities. I’m proud our New Democrat government recognizes the benefits of supporting these organizations.”

Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake

“Encouraging creativity, cultural exchange, and sporting is key to a healthy, happy community. I’m glad to see such a large investment come to Burnaby.”

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds

“When Burnaby residents are in search of a sports club, a cultural centre, or a creative outlet, they should have to look no further than within their own community. I am so pleased to welcome this investment in Burnaby.”

Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed

“Burnaby is a diverse community. Participating in the arts, cultural programs or community sports is an integral part of building meaningful community connections, these grants will go a long way in helping us achieve that.”

For more information on Community Gaming Grants: http://www.gov.bc.ca/gaminggrants