Estevan region organizations receive gaming grants


Estevan-area organizations received a total of $42,741.41.

REGINA – Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan (LGS) has allocated a total of $1.78 million in charitable gaming grants to 1,200 groups and organizations across Saskatchewan through the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023-24.

Grants have been paid to charities in more than 250 communities in Saskatchewan. These quarterly grants are awarded to groups and organizations in good standing that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities, such as bingo, raffles, breakopen ticket sales, Texas Hold'em poker tournaments and Monte Carlo events. They are equal to 25 percent of the net proceeds of each charitable event, up to a maximum of $100,000 per group or organization annually.

The charities are not required to apply to LGS for the grants. Instead, the amount of each grant LGS pays to each charity is calculated by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) based on financial reports and other information submitted by the group or organization.

Organizations in the Estevan area received a total of $42,741.41. The Estevan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received two, one for $596.88 and the other for $21,195.81.

Additional grants went to the Estevan Comprehensive School Community Council ($857.82), Estevan U13 A Bearcats 1 hockey team ($65), Estevan Skating Club ($186.03), St. Giles Anglican Church ($453.10), Estevan Minor Hockey Association U13 ($668.13), Estevan Elks Lodge ($1,182.76), Estevan PRIMEC Controls Canada U13 AA Bruins ($1,635.54), Estevan TS&M U15 AA Bruins ($2,348.39), Estevan Minor Hockey Association ($7,484.37), Estevan U11 Ironside Energy Bruins ($1,058.53) and Estevan Great North U18 AAA Bears ($5,009.05).

Four Carnduff organizations will share $23,717.98: the Carnduff branch of the Royal Canadian Legion ($13,867.03), the Carnduff Fast Centennial Arena Inc. ($4,836.88), the Carnduff District Lions Club ($4,663.46) and the Carnduff Curling Club ($350.61).

Oxbow also had four organizations that received money: the Oxbow and District Recreation Board ($110), the Oxbow Health Care Auxiliary ($238.75), the Bow Valley Villa Corp. ($2,297.90) and the Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins, listed under Oxbow ($597.19). The total value to Oxbow was $3,243.84.

In Midale, the revenue of $1,906.63 was shared between the Midale Public Library ($128.75), the Midale Co-operative Playschool ($510.25) and the Midale Minor Hockey Association ($1,267.63).

In Stoughton, $3,396.67 was shared by: the Stoughton Curling Club ($351.08), the Stoughton & District Playschool Co-operative ($560.03) and the Stoughton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion ($2,485.56).

Two organizations in Arcola share $882.86: the Optimist Club of Arcola ($418.45) and the Arcola School Community Council ($464.40).

Other supporters included the Carlyle District Lions Club ($871.51), Gainsborough Swimming Pool ($582.50), Lampman & District Lions Club ($1,423.38), Apple Shot Archers of Macoun ($658.75), Manor Community Recreation Board ($6,978.12), Redvers & District Lions Club ($3,771.71) and St. Anthony's Parish in Storthoaks ($982.50).