Over $135,000 to benefit students in Parksville-Qualicum

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PARKSVILLE – New Democrat MLA Adam Walker says $136,800 in funding will allow schools in Parksville-Qualicum to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again.

“Taking part in extracurricular activities is so important to a child’s mental and physical development. Unfortunately, the pandemic has disrupted the delivery of these programs,” said Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “This funding will ensure that when we begin to return to normalcy, plans will be in place for kids to take part in fulfilling after-school activities.”

Fifteen schools across Parksville-Qualicum, 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