Local MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in the Comox Valley

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COURTENAY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming $632,870 to benefit 24 sport, arts, and culture organizations in the Comox Valley.
“A vibrant arts scene and robust sports programs contribute to a positive and inclusive community,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “These grants will help ensure people continue to have access to these important programs.”
The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program and is benefitting 10 arts and culture organizations and 14 community sports organizations in the Comox Valley, including the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association.
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, 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.