For Immediate Release
November 7, 2019
Local MLAs welcome funding for sport, arts, and culture in Burnaby
BURNABY – New Democrat MLAs Anne Kang, Raj Chouhan, Katrina Chen, and Janet Routledge are welcoming over $2.4 million through the Community Gaming Grants Program to benefit 47 sport, arts, and culture organizations in Burnaby.
Some of organizations benefitting from this funding include:
- Cliff Avenue United Football Club, $100,000
- Burnaby Minor Hockey Association, $100,000
- Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, $50,000
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, 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 important to foster these kinds of community connections and projects. I thank the groups for doing their part in making Burnaby a wonderful community to live in.” – Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds
“Making the arts and sport more accessible to Burnaby residents is admirable work. These groups are very deserving of these grants.” – Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake
“My son is a member of the Cliff Avenue United Football Club, and I’ve seen how these grants create new opportunities for many local families. I’m glad to see so many great organizations benefit from this funding.” – Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed
“With this funding in hand, organizations will be able to provide better, more inclusive opportunities for artists, athletes and anyone looking to explore Burnaby’s multiculturalism.” – Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North