Fort St. John parent councils see $108K in gaming grants

Parent councils in Fort St. John and the North Peace are splitting more than $108,000 in community gaming grants this year.

The province says the grants for school PAC groups helps to fund a range of extracurricular activities and programs for students.

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Here are the grants awarded this year:

  • Alwin Holland School PAC - $7,160

  • Ambrose Parents Partners In Learning Excellence (A.P.P.L.E.) - $6,440

  • Bert Bowes Junior Secondary School P.A.C. - $9,220

  • Clearview Elementary Junior Secondary School PAC - $2,720

  • C.M. Finch P.A.C. - $5,160

  • Christian Life School Parent Advisory Team - $2,980

  • District Parent Advisory Council S.D. #60 - Peace River North - $2,500

  • Dr. Kearney Middle School P.A.C. - $10,980

  • Duncan Cran Parent Advisory Council - $6,120

  • Ecole Central Elementary School of the Arts PAC -$5,720

  • Margaret Ma Murray Community School PAC - $6,640

  • North Peace Secondary School Parent Advisory Council PAC - $20,800

  • Northern BC Distance Education School P.A.C. - $8,640

  • Upper Pine Elementary Junior Secondary School - $3,560

  • Prespatou P.A.C. - $6,260

  • Taylor Elementary School P.A.C. - $3,120

The province say its awareded $11 million in gaming grants to more than 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils this year.

"Community Gaming Grants enable PACs and DPACs across the province to help enrich students' lives by supporting extracurricular learning and activities," said Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, in a statement.

"This funding helps PACs/DPACs support activities parents and students deem important, such as student-led clubs, music, theatre, drama skills and performances, field trips and sports."

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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