Over $170,000 to benefit students in Vernon-Monashee

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VERNON – New Democrat MLA Harwinder Sandhu says $172,000 in funding will allow schools in Vernon-Monashee to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again.

“Parent advisory councils work hard to create opportunities for students in our schools,” said Sandhu, MLA for Vernon-Monashee. “After a school year that has presented so many challenges to parents, students, and teachers alike, I’m proud that our government is supporting PACs with this funding to help them with the work they do.”

Nineteen school PACs across Vernon, Lumby, and Coldstream 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 projects 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.

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