A $60,000 Community Gaming Grant provided to the Senior Citizens Club of Fernie and District will help the club upgrade and buy much-needed equipment for their facility, announced Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett.
The building where the seniors' drop-in centre was built in 1979 and 1980 requires various upgrades. These improvements include a new stove for its Monday-to-Thursday lunch service, new kitchen cabinet doors and a number of renovations to provide increased handicapped services to the seniors who use the facility.
Government gaming grants benefit local communities by allowing eligible organizations to apply for gaming revenues that support a broad range of local programs and services.
Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bennett -
"Organizations such as the Senior Citizens Club of Fernie and District provide very important services to the communities they serve. I am very pleased that government is able to support the Club and help improve the facility and continue to provide a great place for seniors to get together and, among other things, share a laugh and a story over a home-cooked meal."
To find out more about projects funded through this program: http://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development