Glacier Gymnastics is among the local winners of the annual Community Gaming Grant. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson receives over $400,000 in gaming grants

The annual funds are handed out to non-profit sports and arts organizations

Nelson arts and sports organizations have received over $400,000 in provincial funding from the latest round of annual Community Gaming Grants.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing awarded $18.3 million in grants to non-profit arts organizations and another $27 million in sports funding across B.C.

Locally, the Nelson Soccer Association ($55,000), Glacier Gymnastics ($50,000), Nelson Minor Hockey Association ($23,600) and WH2O Racers Society ($21,500) were the big winners among the city’s 15 sports recipients.

Among the arts organizations, the Capitol Theatre Restoration Society($21,500), Nelson History Theatre Society ($19,500) and Nelson and District Arts Council ($16,250) led the 10 successful applicants.

Kaslo, meanwhile, will see $12,600 granted to the Langham Cultural Society and another $3,000 to the Kaslo Concert Society.

The Salmo Valley Curling and Rink Association will receive $6,000, the Salmo Ski Team Society was granted $3,500 and New Denver’s Valhalla Hills Nordic Ski Club receives $4,300.

A full list of recipients can be seen below.

B.C. Community Gaming Grants 2019-2020 by Tyler Harper on Scribd

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