MLA Leonard says grants will support local arts and extracurricular activities in Courtenay-Comox

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COURTENAY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to over $414,000 in Community Gaming Grants funding. This round of funding is from the Community Gaming Grants program’s arts and culture stream and parent advisory council and district parent advisory council (PAC/DPAC) stream.

“People in Courtenay and Comox are lucky to have so many fantastic community groups, especially arts and culture organizations that have supported our strong reputation as a place for artists to thrive,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “This funding for community arts organizations and PACs will support the important work they do for people in our community.”

In Courtenay-Comox, the following organizations are receiving funding to support arts and culture:

  • Comox Archives and Museum Society, $19,000
  • Courtenay and District Historical Society, $54,600
  • The Alberni Project Society, $11,500
  • Comox Valley Art Gallery, $79,400
  • Comox Valley Community Arts Council, $30,000
  • Comox Valley Exhibition Association, $50,000
  • Comox Valley Folk Society, $11,000
  • Nova Voce Choral Society, $10,000

Eighteen parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils are receiving funding to support extracurricular events, activities and equipment, including:

  • Puntledge Park Elementary PAC, $10,200
  • G.P. Vanier Secondary School PAC, $23,920
  • Ecole Robb Road PAC, $8,800
  • Highland Senior Secondary School PAC, $13,820

More than $18.2 million in new funding will go to over 650 organizations to support arts and culture across the province.

More than 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils will also receive over $11.2 million to support extracurricular activities throughout British Columbia.

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