Gaming grants help Maple Ridge groups

Total of $122,000 given out to help local societies

Four social service organizations in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are receiving a combined $122,000 from the province’s community gaming grant program.

The grants are:

• Ridge Meadows Seniors Society, $60,000;

• Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge, $25,000;

• Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, $22,000;

• Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire-Dewdney, $15,000.

“These are just four of the many groups in our region that receive funding through the Community Gaming Grant program,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton said.

“Their diverse contributions provide valuable services to our community.”

These grants were awarded under the human and social services category of the community gaming grant program, which help support the work of local agencies and clubs that deliver important social services to British Columbians facing challenging and difficult situations.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils.