MLA Ma says funding will support community building in North Vancouver

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NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Bowinn Ma says that $194,800 in funding from the province will help support North Vancouver community organizations in adapting to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


In North Vancouver, the Presentation House Cultural Society is receiving $50,000 to buy video streaming technology for virtual program delivery.


“Like many people in North Vancouver, I’ve really missed the experience that Presentation House Theatre offers our community and am excited about the virtual programming that this funding will enable them to offer,” said Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale.


Additionally, the North Vancouver- based Community First Foundation is receiving $144,800 to purchase a refrigerated food truck and other equipment to help carry out food security programming for children in the Lower Mainland.  


“Supporting food security for vulnerable people is more important now than ever and I’m so grateful to the Community First Foundation for their work,” said Ma.


These are two of 53 local not-for-profit organizations around B.C. receiving support this year from the capital project stream of the Community Gaming Grants program. This year, the program prioritized capital project requests from not-for-profits facing an increased demand for services or requiring modifications to programs and facilities to meet public health and safety guidelines. The program has made it a condition that all grant funding this year complies with Provincial Health Officer orders and is providing flexibility for organizations to delay project and service delivery until they can do so safely. 


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