Tennis players compete in a socially distanced mixed doubles tournament at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club. (Lynne Cowan photo)

Tennis players compete in a socially distanced mixed doubles tournament at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club. (Lynne Cowan photo)

Gaming Grants help Cowichan’s lawn tennis club and Ita Wegman Association

Nearly $80,000 will support two improvement projects

The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club and the Ita Wegman Association of BC for Curative Education and Social Therapy stand to benefit from capital grants through the province’s Community Gaming Grants program, according to Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley.

Routley said the gaming grants will help both organizations upgrade and deliver better services to the Cowichan Valley.

“People in our community benefit from the exercise and camaraderie offered by the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, and from the support that the Ita Wegman Association provides for adults with disabilities,” he explained. “I am glad these grants will help them maintain and upgrade their facilities so that people will continue to benefit for years to come.”

Nearly $80,000 is earmarked for the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club’s grass remediation project and the Ita Wegman Association’s roof replacement and solar power system installation project.

The Capital Grants stream supports not-for-profit and other community groups to buy, build, upgrade, or expand infrastructure that allows them to continue providing services or meet growing demand. The stream is providing more than $5 million to 45 organizations across British Columbia for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

The capital projects program is part of the annual $140-million Community Gaming Grants program supporting about 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils.

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