Saturday, March 25, 2017

B.C. Community gaming grant money: Why must the winners SMILE for the BC Liberal Party Photo Ops?

   Is it ONLY the BC Liberal Members of the Legislature awarding gaming money to their Constituents?   Does BC Liberal Party Finance Minister Mike de Jong set the limits on which money goes where, and how much?   BC Liberal Riding vs Green, Independent, NDP ridings?


Last week MLA Peter Fassbender admitted a "screw-up" of mixing his Constituency photo op with his Campaign office photo op when it came to handing out gaming grant money because  .... "it is normal procedure for an MLA announcing local money"
 Fassbender said he did one set of photos with part of the group in his MLA constituency office that Saturday morning — which is normal procedure for an MLA announcing local money — and then another group asked him for a photo later and he was already at his campaign office.
Is it normal procedure only for the BC Liberal MLAs to stand toe to toe with their Constituents?


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 SURREY – The B.C. Hearing Resource Society is receiving $85,000 this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Peter Fassbender.

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ABBOTSFORD – Two organizations in Abbotsford have received a combined $85,500 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.
 The recipients:
  • Abbotsford BMX Society – $28,500 for BMX racing and training
  • The Abbotsford Whalers Summer Swim Club – $57,000 for its Junior Whalers and Water Polo programs
“Practice makes perfect, and these groups know that better than anyone,” said Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas. “Helping our athletes train and become the best is hard work and these grants will go a long way in helping them do this work.”

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KELOWNA – 14 organizations in Kelowna have received a combined $355,500 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

 “These organizations do an excellent job of creating events and places around the Okanagan to get active – both physically and in the arts,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “The Gaming Grant program was created to give groups like these a boost, and keep making our communities vibrant.”

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SHUSWAP – Eleven organizations in Shuswap and surrounding area have received $237,700 so far this year in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector as well as a local Parent Advisory Council announced Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo.

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth.

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PRINCE GEORGE – The Hosting BC program, funded by the Province, has approved $17,500 in grants to support local sporting tournaments and championships, announced Prince George Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris.

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[CRANBROOK] – Rotary Club of Cranbrook is receiving a gaming grant worth $18,750 announced Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett.

Funding provided to organizations in this latest round of gaming grants supports programs that significantly contribute to the quality of life in the community, including assisting the disadvantaged or distressed, promoting health or enhancing opportunities for youth. This grant falls under the human and social services category of gaming grants.
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RICHMOND – The Hosting BC program, funded by the Province, has approved $15,000 in grants to support local sporting tournaments and championships.

This grant money will go toward the 7th Karatedo Gojukai World Championships, put on by the International Karate Do Gojukai Association Canada.

Sport organizations throughout British Columbia will share $124,500 in the latest round of program funding from Hosting BC. The entire list, made up of 23 sporting events taking place in 17 communities throughout the province, will provide grants ranging between $2,000 and $15,000.
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Gaming Grants paid to Community Organizations .... not by Ridings


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Along with my colleagues MLAs Rob Fleming and Carole James, I am hosting a free seminar on how to access funding from BC's Community Gaming Grant programme.

The event takes place this Friday, October 21, from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre (471 Cecelia Road).

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