MLA Rick Glumac welcomes funding for Tri-Cities environmental and public safety organizations

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PORT MOODY New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac is welcoming $157,500 in funding for five not-for-profit organizations in the Tri-Cities. The organizations, which offer public safety and environmental programs, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“Through these local organizations, volunteers and staff are protecting people and the environment,” said Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “I’d like to thank them for all that they give back to our community.”

The recipients of the community grant funding are the Green Bricks Education Society, the Rivershed Society of B.C., the Canadian Ski Patrol System for Greater Vancouver, the Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society, and the Communities Embracing Restorative Action (CERA) Society.

“I’m proud that our Government can support the important work of these organizations,” said Glumac.

Across the province, over 145 public safety-related organizations are receiving more than $6.5 million this year. Through public safety programs, these groups provide emergency and lifesaving services including search and rescue activities, volunteer fire departments, emergency preparedness, community and restorative justice, and more.

Approximately 120 organizations in the environment sector are receiving $3.8 million across the province, providing people with opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, conducting wildlife rehabilitation programs and shelters for animals, helping us adapt to climate change, supporting local food systems, and more.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.