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Posted: June 5, 2015

Gaming grants for Cranbrook museum, minor lacrosse

One arts and culture group and one sports group in Cranbrook are sharing $51,720 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program.

The Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation is receiving $45,000 for its museum history program and the Cranbrook Minor Lacrosse Association is getting $6,720 for its minor lacrosse program.

“Whether it’s by organizing sporting events or preserving our history, both of these organizations make important contributions to our community,” Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said. “These grants will help Cranbrook work toward an active future while taking time to celebrate the past.”

“The foundation and the Cranbrook History Centre are grateful to the Province of British Columbia for its continued support,” said Char Murray, Cranbrook History Centre executive director and curator. “The $45,000 Community Gaming Grant assists in the overall operation of our Museum History Program.  The grant allows us to enhance our interpretive and educational program including our historically significant train tours.”

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.

Lead image: Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation directors Jeanette Hogan Sissons and Corinne Friesen, with MLA Bill Bennett in October 2012 when the organization received a similar gaming grant. Photo from Bill Bennett’s website


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