Oceanside recreation grants totaling $32,000 awarded to 15 PQB groups

Organizations received funds for recreation programs, special events

Vanisle Walking Soccer is one of the recipents of the Oceanside Recreation Services Community Grants. (PQB News file photo)

Vanisle Walking Soccer is one of the recipents of the Oceanside Recreation Services Community Grants. (PQB News file photo)

The Regional District of Nanaimo has approved grants for 15 organizations totalling $32,000 to be used for a variety of community and recreation focused projects.

The grants were awarded through three programs: Oceanside Recreation Services Youth Grants, Oceanside Recreation Services Community Grants and Oceanside Community Safety Grants.

Recreation grants support recreation programs, special events or projects which benefit specific communities in the Oceanside area. Safety grants support programs and services that help increase safety in the community.

The funding was allocated as follows:

Oceanside Recreation Services Youth (11-18 years) Grants: $6,500 total awarded

• MAC School for the Creative Arts: $2,500

• Ravensong Aquatic Club: $2,500

• The Old School House Arts Centre: $1,500

READ MORE: Province doles out $263K in funding to PQB community organizations

Oceanside Recreation Services Community (all ages) Grants: $22,200 total awarded

• Bow Horne Bay Community Club: $2,500

• Errington War Memorial Hall Association: $1,400

• MAC School for the Creative Arts: $2,500

• Oceanside Floor Curling Club: $2,000

• Parksville Community Centre Society: $1,800

• Parksville Indoor Slow-pitch League: $2,000

• VanIsle Walking Soccer: $2,500

• Ravensong Waterdancers Synchro Club: $2,500

• Shorewood San Pareil Owners and Ratepayers Association: $2,500

• Oceanside Track and Field Club (spring application): $2,500

Oceanside Community Safety Grants: $3,500 total awarded

• Arrowsmith Independent School: $2,500

• Mid Island Air Search and Rescue Society: $1,000

For further information and grant application forms, visit rdn.bc.ca/grants. The next application deadline

is April 28, 2023, for Recreation Grants.

— NEWS Staff

PQB staff

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