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Delta school PACs benefit from gaming grants

Community Gaming Grants provide funding to arts and culture groups, sports, environment, public safety, human and social services, as well as school PACs
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The province says schools in B.C. receive funding each year through PACs and DPACs for activities that benefit students' social, cultural and physical health.

The parent advisory councils of 28 public and private schools in Delta recently received provincial gaming grants.

The province on Monday announced that kids in B.C. will benefit from participation in a wide range of school activities thanks to Community Gaming Grants going to more than 1,300 advisory councils.

“We've been through so much over these past couple of years, and parents have been champions in our schools, working hard to keep kids connected with safe and rewarding extracurricular activities,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, in a news release. “Activities like these provide tremendous benefits for children's health and well-being, and they help keep students active and engaged in learning.”

In total, nearly $11 million is going to parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils in the 2021/22 school year.

Here is what each of the Delta school's received:

Annieville Elementary - $5,000

Brooke Elementary - $6,600

Burnsview Secondary - $16,220

Chalmers Elementary - $9,960

Cliff Drive Elementary - $6,080

Cougar Canyon Elementary - $10,360

Delta Secondary - $22,280

Delview Secondary - $13,240

Devon Gardens Elementary - $7,240

English Bluff Elementary - $3,940

Hawthorne Elementary - $9,100

Hellings Elementary - $6,440

Holly Elementary - $6,980

Ladner Elementary - $9,200

McCloskey Elementary - $7,220

North Delta Secondary - $24,820

Pinewood Elementary - $7,060

Richardson Elementary - $8,220

Sacred Heart - $6,640

Sands Secondary - $13,400

Seaquam Secondary - $26,800

South Delta Secondary - $26,000

South Park Elementary - $7,460

Sunshine Hills Elementary - $10,400

Gray Elementary - $10,680

Jarvis Traditional - $8,400

Neilson Grove - $4,120

Andrea Sinclair, president, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils said the ongoing pandemic has severely limited the ability of parent advisory councils to raise funds in support of numerous school programs, so the grants are welcome news.