The province of Saskatchewan is giving around $1.5 million to groups and organizations that raise money through charitable game activities.  

Included were Moose Jaw and four other cities within the province and their surrounding areas.  

In total Moose Jaw and the surrounding area received $50,391, Estevan and their area were granted $38,338, Humboldt got $64,527, North Battleford and their surrounding area were awarded $114,172, and Lloydminster and its area picked up $126,265.  

"The work of our friends and neighbors displays that the spirit of volunteerism is strong in Saskatchewan," Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Lori Carr said. "Our government is pleased to continue to support the volunteers and charities that make a difference in the communities we love." 

The charitable gaming grant program provides a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised through charitable gaming activities. These activities include bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker, and Monte Carlo events.  

Groups that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities and events do not have to apply for the charitable gaming grant. Charitable gaming reports submitted by the groups are used by SLGA to calculate grants and are paid out each quarter.