Delta service organizations receive provincial boost

Gaming grants benefit four community organizations.

  • Feb. 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Four service organization in Delta are receiving over $150,000 in support thanks to Community Gaming Grants.

The organizations are:

• Delta Hospice Society (DHS): $90,000

• North Delta Rotary Club: $34,000

• Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards (TOOB): $22,000

• Lions Club of Delta Scottsdale: $7,500

“The Delta Hospice Society offers support for people with the diagnosis of cancer or other serious illness to achieve wellness, and extends care through to the late stage of advanced illness, as patients confront their dying and their families and friends cope with caregiving and grief,” said DHS executive director Nancy Macey.

“These funds will go a long way to support specific projects within the community of North Delta, said North Delta Rotary Club president Susan Gage. “They will allow us to work with community leaders to complete projects designed to make North Delta a better place to live, work and enjoy. The Rotary Club of North Delta applies the 4 Way Test to all of our projects which asks is it the truth; is it fair to all concerned; will it build goodwill and better friendships; and will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

“We primarily support the residents of the South Delta area, aiming to assist the young, the elderly, and other individuals or organizations in need,” said TOOB treasurer Alastair Ross. “Towards this end, we raise funds for our own endeavours and use the grant to supplement many of our programs. We also provide our members’ labour and offer the use of our own catering facilities to other organizations in the community.”

“Every year the Delta Scottsdale Lions contributes $25,000 to the community through our own fundraising efforts and with gaming grants,” said Lions representative Robert Nanson. “The money goes towards guide dog training, camperships for disabled children and the Surrey food bank just name a few.”

The grants have been awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Environment and Sports.

“Each of these groups deserve a tremendous amount of gratitude for the different kinds of services they provide throughout Delta,” said North Delta MLA Scott Hamilton. “They help form the caring fabric of our community.”

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/community-gaming.htm

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