Fernie Child Care Society receives provincial funding
The Fernie Child Care Society has received an $11,600 Community Gaming Grant from the B.C. government.
“The Fernie Child Care Society is extremely thankful to be receiving the Community Gaming Grant,” said Marie-Pierre Castonguay with the Fernie Child Care Society.
“The contribution will greatly assist the society in fulfilling its mandate of providing affordable quality child care to the families of the Fernie area.”
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett presented the grant to society board members and employees on February 8.
“We are happy to announce the allocation of the Community Gaming Grant funds to the Fernie Child Care Society,” stated Bennett. “This nonprofit society, formed by parents in the Fernie area, is a sustainable solution for young families to access quality day care. Their work is integral to strengthening our community and we are proud to support them in any way we can.”
Community Gaming Grants give non-profit organizations the opportunity to apply for provincial gaming revenues. Throughout 2011 and 2012, the B.C. government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants to eligible community programs and services across the province.