Gaming grants support skating groups

Two Maple Ridge sports organizations are receiving more than $37,000 in support from Community Gaming Grants.

Two Maple Ridge sports organizations are receiving more than $37,000 in support from Community Gaming Grants.

The Maple Ridge Skating Club will receive $31,000 while the Ridge Meadows Speed Skating Association has been granted $6,875.

“With this grant we are able to offer programming for any member of our community,” said MRSC acting president Sandra Janicijevic.

“As ice costs are continually increasing, the grant will keep our Canskate, Star Skate and Synchro programs affordable for families.  More children will have access to the sport of skating, providing a life-long skill and fitness.”

These grants have been awarded under the Sports category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. In the 2012/13 fiscal year, Victoria distributed $135 million in gaming grants to community programs and services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find  application information atpssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.