Local MLA Judy Darcy welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in New Westminster

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NEW WESTMINSTER – New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy is welcoming over $550,000 through the Community Gaming Grants Program to benefit 15 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in the City of New Westminster.

“Community organizations such as these bring endless joy to families — and contribute so much to the health and well-being of our community,” said Darcy. “With this funding in hand, these groups will be able to create more opportunities for local residents to get active in our city.”

Some of the organizations benefitting include:

  • New Westminster Minor Lacrosse Association, $61,000
  • Massey Theatre Society, $60,000
  • Royal City Hyacks Football Club, $20,000

In 2019-20, the Community Gaming Grants program is distributing approximately $18.3 million to 700 not-for-profit organizations across the province to support visual and performing arts, literature, festivals, Indigenous and cultural programs for people of all ages.

The grants program is also distributing approximately $27 million to more than 800 community-based sports organizations for programs such as soccer, swimming, hockey, biking, martial arts, skiing and Special Olympics.

Learn Morehttps://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019MAH0162-002134