MLAs Beare and D’Eith welcome funding for sport, arts, and culture in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

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MAPLE RIDGEMLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith are welcoming over $763,000 through the Community Gaming Grants Program to benefit 28 sport, arts, and cultural organizations in Ridge Meadows.

“Fostering healthy, lively communities starts with sport and the arts. Thank you to these groups who work hard to make our community a better place to live, work, and play,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Some of the organizations benefitting from this funding include:

  • Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association, $100,000
  • Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse Association, $70,500
  • Professional Live Arts for Youth Society, $25,000

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.

“This funding will make the arts and community sport more accessible. These groups do important work, and I’m glad to see them receive this funding,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission.

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.

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