Over $100,000 to benefit students in Mid Island-Pacific Rim

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PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says $104,120 in funding will allow schools in Mid Island-Pacific Rim to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again.

“Now more than ever, children and families need things to look forward to,” said Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “While taking part in extracurricular activities isn’t possible right now, I’m so pleased that our government can make sure these programs are funded and ready to go when it’s safe for kids to return to sports practice and music lessons.”

Nine-teen schools across Mid Island- Pacific Rim, are getting support, some of more than 1,300 parent advisory councils (PACs) and district parent advisory councils (DPACs) around B.C. receiving funding through Community Gaming Grants in the 2020-21 school year.

Schools receive funding each year through PACs and DPACs to fund activities that benefit social, cultural and the physical health and well-being of students.Community Gaming Grants 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.

B.C.’s New Democrat government is focused on keeping people safe and healthy as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, and build an economic recovery that works for everyone.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/23409