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

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley: $215,000
  • The Centre for Epilepsy and Seizure Education British Columbia: $160,000
  • Abbotsford Alano Club Society: $78,000
  • I.F.E. Recovery Association: $65,000
  • Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors: $31,000
  • Scouts Canada – 2nd Abbotsford: $9,000

“Abbotsford has many diverse organizations that provide valuable services to our community,” Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas said. “We are fortunate to have so many generous individuals whose contributions make our city such a great place to live.”

“These groups provide vital services and support to the people in our community,” Abbotsford West MLA Michael de Jong said. “I’m pleased to see they are receiving additional funding to assist their efforts.”

“The Community Gaming Grant program funds a variety of organizations,” Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson said. “This supports the many individuals providing programs and services to those in need.”

These grants were awarded under the human and social services category of the community gaming grant program which help support the work of local agencies and clubs that deliver important social services to British Columbians facing challenging and difficult situations.

Every year, the Government of British Columbia 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.

To find out more about community gaming grants funded by the Government of British Columbia, visit: gaming.gov.bc.ca