New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon welcomes funds for arts, culture and sport programs

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SURREY – Ravi Kahlon, New Democrat MLA for Delta North welcomes $891,250 in funding for 29 arts, culture and sport not-for-profit organizations throughout Delta through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“As a former Olympian, I know that sports, arts, and culture bring people together and nurture a sense of community,” said MLA Kahlon. “It makes me happy to see organizations in North Delta being supported by our New Democrat government, so that people are able to enjoy the vibrancy and diversity of our community.”

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.

“These programs are the heartbeat of our communities, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joy of creative and performing arts and a wide range of organized sports and activities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our government is proud to support arts, culture and sport programs that encourage creativity, cultural exchange and the many health benefits of physical activities.”

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

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