Aldergrove Lions, Rotary clubs benefit from gaming grants

Aldergrove's Rotary Club and Lions Club are receiving a combined $20,500 in support from the province’s community gaming grant program.

Aldergrove’s Rotary Club and Lions Club are receiving a combined $20,500 in support from the province’s community gaming grant program.

The grants totals are $12,000 for the Lions Club of Aldergrove and $8,500 for the Rotary Club of Aldergrove.

“The funds we receive through the Gaming Division of the Provincial government allows us to help children improve their literacy skills in partnership with local schools,” said Rotary Club of Aldergrove Treasurer Gus Hartl.

“The funds also allow us to participate in much needed community enhancement projects, making our community a better place to live for all.”

“The money received from the Gaming Branch will go to humanitarian needs and services in the Aldergrove community,” said Lions Club of Aldergrove Treasurer Tom Latter.

“Our assistance includes providing food hampers, eyeglasses and hearing aids to individuals facing challenges. Those families and individuals with challenges are given an opportunity to go to one of the sponsored Lions’ summer camps. We do our best to make pride, satisfaction and a smile our goal. We take seriously our motto ‘We Serve.’”

“Our province continues to demonstrate support for non-profit organizations through the community gaming grant program,” said Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman. “I am very pleased Aldergrove’s Rotary Club and Lions Club have received this funding; these organizations add great value to our community through their service.”

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 Government of British Columbia 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.

To find out more about community gaming grants funded by the Government of British Columbia, visit: gaming.gov.bc.ca

 

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