The Castlegar Aquanauts were one of the local recipients of Community Gaming Grants. Pictured here is Ethan Lawczynski. Photo: Jennifer Small

The Castlegar Aquanauts were one of the local recipients of Community Gaming Grants. Pictured here is Ethan Lawczynski. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar arts, sports organizations receive provincial funding

The annual Community Gaming Grants have been revealed

Several of Castlegar’s non-profit organizations are the beneficiaries of funding from the province’s Community Gaming Grants.

The recipients of the arts and sports funding, which was distributed from April to September, were made public last week in an announcement by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Locally, Castlegar’s SQx Danza received the most support at $104,000. Provincially, over $20 million funded 717 arts organizations.

Among the 790 sports organizations to receive nearly $28 million, Castlegar & District Minor Hockey Association led locally with $35,000 followed by the Castlegar Skating Club which received $20,000.

“Investment from our provincial government into community non-profit organizations ensures that people and programs in our region are able to thrive,” said Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson in a statement.

“It is incredible to see the diversity of programs that are receiving funding in this round of Community Gaming Grants, from gymnastics to Nordic skiing. These investments make the Kootenays a healthier and more positive place to live for people of all ages.”

A list of local recipients can be found below.

Arts/Culture

Castlegar Sculpturewalk Society: $18,000

Castlegar Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science: $15,000

Castlegar SQx Danza: $104,000

Kootenay Cooperative Radio: $25,800

West Kootenay Regional Arts Council: $16,900

Sports

Castlegar Hockey Society: $15,000

Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club: $16,200

Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club: $14,000

Castlegar Skating Club: $20,000

Castlegar & District Minor Hockey Association: $35,000

West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association: $8,500

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