Over $165,000 to benefit students in Courtenay-Comox

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COURTENAY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says $166,280 in funding will allow schools in Courtenay-Comox to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again.

“While we find ourselves in very challenging circumstances, we must plan for a future where kids can return to experiential learning opportunities,” said Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox.  “Our government is making sure funding for the important programs children and families rely on for strong mental and physical health can continue.”

Seventeen schools across Courtenay-Comox, 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.