Railway receives grant funding

The Kettle Valley Railway Society in Summerland has received $13,000 for the presentation of its historic locomotive.

The Kettle Valley Railway Society in Summerland has received $13,000 for the presentation of its historic locomotive.

The money was presented during the most recent round of community gaming grants offered by the province.

Also in the region, the Peachland Fall Fair received $3,000 for operating costs.

“The Kettle Valley Railway Society is helping to preserve our local history, putting people of all ages in the heart of the railway experience, while events like the Peachland Fall Fair showcase our region’s dedication to agriculture and our love of  the land,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton.

Across the province, 68 non-profit organization will share $2,212,640 in the latest round of grant funding.

Last year, the province distributed $135 million in gaming grants to organizations throughout the province.