Black Press Media file photo

Surrey PACs to get $1,390,400 in grants for students

This is Community Gaming Grant funding to enhance local students’ education

Parent advisory councils in Surrey and White Rock will together receive $1,390,400 in Community Gaming Grant funding to enhance local students’ education.

Of that pot, Surrey-Panorama will receive $189,060, Surrey-Guildford 152,880, Surrey-Newton 183,780, South Surrey 149,160, Surrey-Cloverdale 158,760, Surrey-Fleetwood 140,300, Surrey-Green Timbers 140,960, Surrey-Whalley 104,700, and Surrey-White Rock 170,800.

“This is a great opportunity for students in Panorama,” said Jinny Sims, NDP MLA for Surrey-Panorama.

“Funding parent advisory councils means parents volunteering do not have to spend as much time fundraising. Parents can focus on experiences for students that will better equip them for their future.”

Garry Begg, NDP MLA for Surrey-Guildford, noted that “income shouldn’t be a barrier for students participating in afterschool activities” and providing funds to PACs “means a more inclusive community for our children.”

Marvin Hunt, Liberal MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale, said he was surprised by the numbers “because I know we’ve got all kinds of charities that previously got gaming grants that are all being cut left, right and centre. So I’m kind of surprised that it’s all going to PACs now.”

More than 1,300 PACs and DPACs throughout the province will in the 2019-2020 school year receive roughly $11 million, all told, in Community Gaming Grant funding.

These grants provide up to $140 million annually to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in B.C. The funding for PACs is currently set at a rate of $20 per student with the total grant amount based on enrollment at the beginning of the previous school year. Grants for DPACs are set at $2,500 per year.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Pit bull “inadvertently” bit girl, 13, at off-leash Surrey park, police say

Mounties say girl was bit when she got between two playing dogs at park in Clayton Thursday

COLUMN: Approach to homicide investigations in Delta highly successful

The DPD has investigated nearly 30 homicides since 1990, and three-quarters ended in a conviction

White Rock apologizes to SFN for lost artifacts

‘Heartfelt regret’ extended during private ceremony Nov. 21

Surrey, province break ground on new supportive housing project

Facility near Green Timbers to include 100 supportive housing units, 30 transitional accommodation spaces

Surrey cops looking for Guildford groping suspect

Groping is alleged to have happened on Sept. 15, in the 10300-block of 152nd Street

PHOTOS: NHL honours B.C. grandma’s battle against cancer in special match

Shea Theodore’s grandmother Kay Darlington dropped the puck at a special ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ game

Mosaic Forest Management announces forestry shutdown

Thousands of forestry workers in Coastal B.C. will be affected by ‘curtailment’

Appeal dismissed for B.C. man who assaulted woman in ‘thoroughly modern’ fight over phone

‘Both were seeking evidence of cheating by the other,’ says B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo

Investigators identify Abbotsford man as last to rent burnt car with body inside

48-year-old Sukhdev Dhailwal connected to car, autopsy findings yet to be revealed

Freezing rain on the way to B.C.’s Fraser Valley, Interior

Road conditions will be icy and slippery, Environment Canada warns

Woman accidentally shot by her son in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park, police say

Everyone involved, including the woman, not cooperating with investigators, VPD says

University of Victoria threatens any athletes who speak about rowing coach probe

Barney Williams has been accused of harassment and abuse

B.C.’s largest catholic archdiocese names 9 clergymen in sex abuse report; probes ongoing

Vancouver Archdioces presides over 443,000 parishoners in B.C.

Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer

Lawyers make closing arguments in a Port Alberni case about the Indigenous cultural practice

Most Read