12 non-profit groups
Lottery proceeds will help to support the Community Mentoring Program. Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges leaving children and youth at risk of not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential. This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society with the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues. With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.
As a non-profit hockey association they provide a safe and fun environment for the youth in Debolt, Crooked Creek, and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation to learn skills and love for hockey. Players learn how to work hard, commit themselves, respect players, coaches and officials and facilities. In efforts to provide low registration fees so everyone has an equal opportunity to play hockey lottery proceeds will help to fund clinics, ice time, away games and tournament costs.
Lottery proceeds will help to support the Annual School Grant Program which funds projects which provide enhanced education opportunities for students over and above Government funding. Some of these projects include literacy materials, STEM learning materials, indigenous culture learning programs, technology and subscription equipment supporting special needs, alterative activity and wellness equipment, wellness programming, and special skills training (trades).
Proceeds will support Grande Prairie Gymnastics and Cheerleading in many different areas with a focus being on coach development, equipment maintenance/replacement and supporting the community in keeping our competitive programs affordable for our families. Gymnastics remains one of the best activities for the overall development of agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility and now more than ever, we need to keep our families and athletes engaged as we work to rebuild our programs as we move away from the challenges of 2020/2021. It is the support and dedication of the Lotteries that truly enable us to make gymnastics a reality for so many in the community.
As a community based program with dedicated volunteers that believe in creating a safe and active environment that promotes exercise, teamwork, respect, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and sportsmanship the GPMBA work to build a space of equal opportunity for every child that steps onto the field by offering development programs that teach the fundamentals of the game and develop playing skills. Lottery proceeds will help to provide a safe storage space for all the equipment to ensure they can continue to provide and maintain the facility and grounds.
Proceeds will help to support the “Full Play No Pay” program for children ages 3-14. These ages can be a crucial time for instilling in children a positive image of self and sport. This program benefitted 760 players with an additional 300 players waitlisted. Increased funds will cover soccer field rental fees as well as payment for coaches ensuring “Kids fall in love with the game.”
After fundraising efforts were hindered by the pandemic programs for those grieving the loss of an infant were suspended due to lack of funding. With the lottery proceeds programs such as Self Care activities for grieving families, in person pregnancy and infant loss support groups, in person “Walk to Remember” and the “Wave of Light” – pregnancy and loss Remembrance Day can be continued providing support to any woman, man or family requiring support while grieving the loss of a pregnancy or infant.
Proceeds will be used towards support of various community programs and projects. Some of the projects we are involved in include the Salvation Army Food Bank Drive, Dignity Drive, Friendship Centre, Excellence in Education awards, Highway to Mexico and many more! The Swan City Rotary Club is a volunteer service club dedicated to providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Rotary’s moto is “Service Above Self.”
The Rotaract Club of Grande Prairie uses their club funds to support many local and international projects. These funds will go towards things like In the Woods Animal Shelter, Bandaged Paws, international emergency relief funds, The Salvation Army, and much more. They will also be used to keep our club running so we can run our own fundraisers for programs in need.
The Rotary Club Of Grande Prairie After Five supports many local groups and initiatives. Some of these that we hold closest to our hearts are the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Friendship Centre, and youth groups such as the St Joe’s Interact Club and Earlyact Club. We look forward to being able to continue to support and help these grow in our community while expanding our reach around us.
Lottery proceeds will be distributed by the Sunrise Rotary Club on an as needed basis at this time. Community groups and projects can apply for funding and the Sunrise Board Executive and the Allocations Committee will oversee fund distributions.