Members of the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors gathered in Regina recently for their third annual Legacy Gala. Part of the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan initiative, the funds raised at the gala are collected to provide grants to six worthy charities from across the province every year.

Recipients presented with a $ 5,000 grant by a Realtor from their local community were:

  • Esterhazy Community Daycare Co-operative, for expansion of the current facility with the addition of a 1,600-square-foot modular building to be attached to their existing three modular buildings.
  • Swift Current Community Youth Initiative, to provide coffee house employment opportunities for youth. Funding will be used to employ an adult mentor and the youth required to operate a self-sustaining coffee house within the space of the centre.
  • Lloydminster Community Youth Centre for the Hot Meal Program, which will allow the purchase of necessary food and supplies to offer the program three evenings per week for an entire year.
  • North East Outreach and Support Services for their capital campaign to build a shelter in Melfort to provide a safe place for women and children making the transition to life without violence.
  • READ Saskatoon for use with the Adult Literacy One-on-One Tutoring Program to ensure adequate staffing, volunteer support and increased learning opportunities to tutors and adult learners.
  • Mackenzie Infant Care Centre for good quality reading material for young student mothers in Regina to read to their babies at the centre and to encourage reading/bonding at home.

“Once again, we received far more grant requests than we could accommodate,” says Shelby Wilk, Chair of the Quality of Life committee. “It’s so difficult to limit our decision to six worthy charities, but we are grateful to be able to assist those who enhance the quality of life in our communities every day.”

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