Local MLA Sheila Malcolmson welcomes funding for sport, arts, and culture in Nanaimo

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NANAIMO – New Democrat MLA Sheila Malcolmson is welcoming $873,140 to benefit 27 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in Nanaimo.

“Art, culture and sporting events tie our community together,” said Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson. “This investment will help support the terrific local organizations that help people in Nanaimo thrive.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program and is benefitting 12 arts and culture organizations and 15 community sports organizations in Nanaimo, including the Nanaimo Art Gallery Society, the Vancouver Island Symphony, and the Nanaimo 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.

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