MLA Osborne says funding will support outdoor services on Denman Island

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PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says that $87,800 in funding from the province will help support better access to COVID-safe community services on Denman Island. The funding will go to the Denman Island Community Education Society, to support the construction of a covered outdoor space to deliver recreational programming.  


“Taking activities outdoors is something that we’ve had to adapt to during the pandemic, but not all community organizations have the outdoor spaces needed to do this,” said Osborne, MLA for Mid Island – Pacific Rim. “The Denman Island Community Education Society has been working hard to be able to keep reaching people during the pandemic, and this funding will support them in that.”


This is one 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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