Local MLA Mitzi Dean welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in Greater Victoria

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean is welcoming $4,504,880 to benefit 161 sport, arts, and culture organizations in Greater Victoria.

“Our communities are enriched by the creativity of our artists and the resiliency of our athletes,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “Our government is supporting a diverse range of talents here in the Capital Region.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program and is benefitting 85 arts and culture organizations and 76 community sports organizations in Greater Victoria, including the Victoria Operatic Society and the Disabled Sailing Association of BC.

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.

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