Provincial funding is headed to Kitimat to support arts, sports and culture.
The province is set to support more than 650 non-profit arts organizations in this round of funding. The funding will be roughly $18.2-million in Community Gaming Grants to help people take part in performing and visual arts as well as cultural experiences.
There is also $24.9-million that will help more than 700 non-profit organizations. These groups range from swimming, lacrosse, soccer, hockey and Special Olympics.
“We know that arts, culture and sport are critical to our collective mental health and they make our communities stronger and more vibrant. These grants are game-changers. Our government believes in providing people access to art, cultural and sporting activities because it strengthens our sense of belonging and diversity across B.C,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.
In Kitimat, the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club will receive $25,000, the Snow Valley Skating Club will get $23,350 and the Kitimat Museum and Archives will get $5,200.
Each year the B.C. Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140-million to approximately 5,000 non-profit organizations.