ABBOTSFORD–Local arts, artists, community groups, and charities are receiving a total of $280,169 in B.C. Arts Council and community gaming grants announced Abbotsford-South MLA Darryl Plecas.


Abbotsford-South MLA Darryl Plecas –

“Organizations like the Abbotsford Hospice Society and the Alano Club Society provide critical supports and comfort to individuals and families throughout difficult life stages. The people of Abbotsford will be happy to know that organizations like these are available and ready to provide help when it is needed most.”

Organizations receiving Community Gaming grants include:

  • Abbotsford Hospice Society                                                    $140,000
  • Abbotsford Alano Club Society                                               $78,000
  • Rotary Club of Abbotsford                                                      $20,000
  • Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas                                           $11,500
  • Abbotsford District 4-H Council                                              $10,000

Organizations receiving BC Arts Council grants include:

  • Abbotsford Arts Council                                                          $20,669

 Why this matters:

  • Since 2001, the BC Arts Council has distributed about $283 million to the province’s arts and culture sector.
  • Community arts councils, galleries, museums and individual artists are among the many different types of recipients benefiting from BC Arts Council funding throughout the province.
  • Human and Social Service non-profits use gaming grant funds to enrich community life and inspire citizens.
  • Community gaming grants in the human and social services sector benefit food banks, hospice societies, community services, service clubs, counselling programs and organizations that assist people coping with challenging life situations, including addictions, serious injuries or disabilities.
  • Every year the Government of B.C. approves about $135 million in community gaming grants for non-profit organizations in six sectors: arts and culture; sport; human and social services; public safety; environment; parent and district parent advisory councils.
  • Over 5,000 local non-profit organizations representing virtually every community in British Columbia benefit from community gaming grant funding annually.

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