The City of Swift Current has recently come into $15,000 for its after-school program through the province's Community Initiative Fund (CIF). 

The Active Play program runs 60 events throughout the year, with up to 30 kids attending each one between Grades 1 and 6. 

Val Choo-Foo, the In-Motion Community Facilitator with the City of Swift Current, said they're fortunate to have received funding from the CIF many times. 

"We have been running this program for 11 years," she said. "We're in our 12th year right now. And over the past 11 years, we've had just under 3,000 students that have participated in this very fun and worthwhile program."

One of the biggest areas of need for the grant is with staffing; between three and four leaders are always on site trained through Safe Places and High Five.

However, Choo-Foo said another major aspect of their Active Play program is the healthy, nutritional snacks they feed the kids each day. Other things the money will go toward include supplies, occasional transportation, and promotions.

"We are so blessed and thankful to the Community Initiative Fund for their continued support," she added. "Along with some other supports that we get through the Community Support Grant, and local donations, too. Very happy and thankful for these fundings and we look forward to many more successful years with our Active Play after school program."


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