COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLAs Rick Glumac, Selina Robinson, and Mike Farnworth are welcoming $1,683,987 to benefit 51 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in the Tri-Cities.
The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program and is benefiting 21 arts and culture organizations and 30 community sports organizations in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Anmore. View a full list of provincial arts and culture recipients here, and sport recipients here.
In 2019-20, the Community Gaming Grants program is distributing approximately $18.3 million to 700 not-for-profit organizations across the province to support visual and performing arts, literature, festivals, and Indigenous and cultural programs for people of all ages.
The grants program is also distributing approximately $27 million to more than 800 community-based sports organizations for programs such as soccer, swimming, hockey, biking, martial arts, skiing and Special Olympics.
“It’s great to be able to support these local organizations with this funding. These grants will help create opportunities for people in the Tri-Cities to get involved in sports, the arts, and their communities.” – Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam
“Arts, culture, and sport organizations play a vital role in bringing our community together. With these grants, we’re supporting opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests.” – Selina Robinson, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville
“Local cultural and sport organizations help people follow their passions, find new interests, and get to know their neighbours. These grants will help foster community in the Tri-Cities.” – Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/20956