Local MLA Michelle Mungall welcomes nearly $540,000 in funding for sport, arts, and culture in Nelson-Creston

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NELSON – New Democrat MLA Michelle Mungall is welcoming $539,850 to benefit 37 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in Nelson-Creston.

“I’m happy that this funding will be supporting the work of so many local organizations,” said MLA Mungall. “Sports, music, the arts, and local history are some of the things that make our Kootenay communities such great places to live.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program and is benefiting 15 arts and culture organizations and 22 community sports organizations in Nelson, Creston, Kaslo, Salmo, and Crawford Bay. View a full list of provincial arts and culture recipients here, and sport recipients here.

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, and 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.

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