MAPLE RIDGE – New Democrat MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith are welcoming over $763,000 through the Community Gaming Grants Program to benefit 28 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in Ridge Meadows.
Some of the organizations benefitting from this funding include:
- Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association, $100,000
- Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse Association, $70,500
- Professional Live Arts for Youth Society, $25,000
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.
“This funding will make the arts and community sport more accessible. These groups do important work, and I’m glad to see them receive this funding.” – Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission
“Fostering healthy, lively communities starts with sport and the arts. Thank you to these groups who work hard to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.” – Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows