MLAs Beare and D’Eith say grants will support local arts and extracurricular activities in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

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MAPLE RIDGE- New Democrat MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith say that local organizations and parent advisory councils will be able to support young artists and extracurricular activities thanks to over $392,000 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.

“We know that so many organizations are vital to our community,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge- Pitt Meadows. “This year’s funding going to organizations in Maple Ridge and local PAC’s will benefit students in schools and people that access arts organizations.”

In Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, organizations receiving funding to support arts and culture include:

  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Art Council- $97,000
  • Polonez Polish Canadian Dance Society- $22,000
  • Maple Ridge Historical Society- $31,200

Parent advisory councils/district parent advisory councils in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows receiving funding to support extracurricular events, activities and equipment include:

  • Maple Ridge Secondary PAC- $24,420
  • Pitt Meadows Secondary School PAC- $18,580
  • Yennadon Elementary School Home & School Association- $13,940

“Community organizations and Parent Advisory Council’s do so much in our communities, and it’s important that we support them in the services they provide,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “This funding will help arts and culture organizations and PACs continue to enrich the lives of adults and students in Maple Ridge.”

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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