School advisory councils in the Comox Valley, as well as the rest of the province, are getting some funding to ensure extracurricular activities are available when students can safely participate.

It’s all thanks to more than $11 million in funding through the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grants program.

The program works to keep activities that benefit the social, cultural and physical health and well-being of students afloat.

K-12 students are given support for experiences like student publications, grad ceremonies and sports or playground equipment, as well as writing, drama and music clubs thanks to the grants program.

List for the Comox Valley:

  • Brooklyn Elementary PAC – $7,040.00 (Comox)
  • Aspen Park Elementary School PAC – $6,600.00 (Comox)
  • Ecole Robb Road PAC – $9,460.00 (Comox)
  • Highland Senior Secondary School PAC – $12,560.00 (Comox)
  • L’Association de Parents d’Ecole Francophone de la Vallee de Comox – $5,420.00 (Comox)
  • Northgate Christian Education Society PAC – $4,660.00 (Comox)
  • Courtenay Elementary School PAC – $3,700.00 (Courtenay)
  • District Parent Advisory Council S.D. #71 – Comox Valley – $2,500.00 (Courtenay)
  • G.P. Vanier Secondary School PAC – $21,040.00 (Courtenay)
  • Queneesh Elementary School PAC – $8,560.00 (Courtenay)
  • Huband Park Elementary School PAC – $7,940.00 (Courtenay)
  • Mark R. Isfeld Secondary Parents’ Advisory Council – $18,920.00 (Courtenay)
  • North Island Distance Education School (NIDES) P.A.C. – $33,100.00 (Courtenay)
  • Puntledge Park Elementary PAC – $10,140.00 (Courtenay)
  • Valley View Elementary School PAC – $6,940.00 (Courtenay)

The province says more than 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils are receiving funding for the 2020-21 school year. See this full list of schools here.