Six local charities receive gaming grants

A total of $558,000 presented under the human and social services category

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education is among the Abbotsford charities which recently received gaming grants.

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education is among the Abbotsford charities which recently received gaming grants.

Six organizations in Abbotsford are receiving a combined $558,000 from the province’s community gaming grant program.

The grants were awarded under the human and social services category and help support the work of local agencies and clubs that deliver social services to British Columbians facing challenging and difficult situations.

The grants were awarded as follows:

– $215,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley;

– $160,000 to the Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia;

– $78,000 to the Abbotsford Alano Club Society;

– $65,000 to L.I.F.E. Recovery Association;

– $31,000 to Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors; and

– $9,000 to Scouts Canada.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in community gaming grants distributed among specific sectors, including arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils.

For more information, visit gaming.gov.bc.ca.