Three Oceanside organizations receive community gaming grants 

Some of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue team. || Photo courtesy of Denise Collins
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Three local organizations will receive funding from the provincial government’s Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.

Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society will receive $37,725, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society will get $79,850 and Broombusters Invasive Plant Society was approved for $21,000.

“Exploring the natural beauty of the Island can be breathtaking, but in the event of the unexpected I am grateful for the search and rescue teams who go to incredible efforts when someone is in danger,” said Adam Walker, Parksville-Qualicum MLA. “Supporting their work goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to promote safety education and conserve and protect the environment.”

Over $10.5 million will be distributed across B.C. through the Environment and Public Safety streams of the Community Gaming Grant program, according to a BC NDP media release. A total of $140 million is distributed annually though Community Gaming Grants to roughly 1,500 community non-profit organizations across all streams of the program.

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