Local MLA Katrine Conroy welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in Kootenay West

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CASTLEGAR – New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $398,300 to benefit 28 sport, arts, and culture organizations in Kootenay West.

“These grants are going to some great local organizations,” said MLA Conroy. “The groups benefiting from this funding help create opportunities for people in our communities to get involved with sports, the arts, and local history.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program, and is benefiting nine arts and culture organizations and 19 community sports organizations in Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Nakusp, Fruitvale, and New Denver. 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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