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.