Ocean Discovery Centre nets grant

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre received a grant last month to assist with their popular community programming

SODC was the recipient of a grant for $16

SIDNEY — The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (SODC) received a grant last month to assist with their popular community programming.

The Centre was awarded the $16,500 grant in December from the B.C. Gaming Commission.

“The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to non-profit organizations who are providing programs and services that are of direct benefit to the community. In our case, we provide environmental programs,” said SODC’s marketing and sales manager, Christina Smethurst.

“The money will be a huge help in funding our Tot Tuesday and Senior Sessions programs, as well as our volunteer Oceaneer program,” she added.

This is the second year the SODC was awarded the grant.

— News staff