Three local animal care and education groups are receiving $187,500 through the B.C. Government’s Community Gaming Grant Program.

Organizations receiving funding:

  • Kamloops Wildlife Park Society – $150,000
  • Kamloops & District Humane Society – $15,000
  • Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society (Chase) – $22,500

“Kids and adults alike are wowed by the Kamloops Wildlife Park,” says Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “These grants will help the park continue to offer visitors a unique educational experience, teaching them about our environment and the many creatures that inhabit it.”

“I know that groups like the Humane Society and Donkey Refuge Society rely on specialized equipment and treatments that can be expensive,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “These funds will help them continue to rehabilitate and care for these critters.”

Additional details:
These grants were awarded under the Environment category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.

In the 2012/13 fiscal year, the B.C. government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

For more information:
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at