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The Dryden Rotary Club has done the final count on their Bingo proceeds, and have a total of $90,000 in funds to distribute to organizations in the region.
With some applications being denied due to time restraints, and not meeting requirements of the Ontario Lottery Corporation rules, the group was able to distribute funds to 31 different organizations.
All distributions must be approved first by the Dryden Rotary Club, and then by the City of Dryden, due to the lottery licensing requirements.
The following are approved for funding.
Mayor’s Committee Children Youth, $5,000
Ignace Food Bank, $2,000
Princess Court, $2,700
Grace Haven, $3,000
Dryden Food Bank, $5,000
Dryden Literacy Association, $2,500
Second Chance Pet Network, $1,000
Dryden Hospital ER Department, $7,500
Dryden Dolphins, $2,000
NW Health Unit Student Nutrition, $2,000
Wesawkwete Kids Connect Program, $1,000
Dryden Youth Soccer, $2,500
Dryden High School Scholarships, $5,000
Red Lake High School Scholarships, $3,000
Ignace High School Scholarships, $2,000
Red Lake Hospital Equipment Fund, $7,500
Tamarack House, $5,000
Dryden Area Christmas Cheer Fund, $5,000
Dryden Entertainment Series, $1,000
Dryden Public Library, $2,000
Still Me Program, $1,000
Red Lake Community Policing, $1,000
Ear Falls Kids Need a Ride Program, $2,500
Dryden Youth Centre, $4,000
Chukini Christmas Cheer Ear Falls, $2,500
Chukini Christmas Cheer Red Lake, $2,000
Dryden High School Safe Grad, $2,000
Wabigoon Ojibway First Nation – youth recreation, $1,000
Eagle Lake Band 27 – youth recreation, $1,000
Outgoing Exchange Student Scholarship, $1,000
Rotary Adventure Programs, $4,500
The 2010/2011 approved dispersals total $89,200. The next application deadlines will be in the fall of 2011.
By Ally Dunham