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Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help

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Finding Help

If you find yourself gambling too much, or if it no longer feels like a game, there’s help if you need it.

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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Each year, local governments that host a gaming facility receive a 10% share of the net income those facilities generate. Last year, two Host Local Governments on the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast received $1.04 million to invest in their communities through initiatives like upgrades the West Fraser Timber Park Playground in Quesnel, and community grants in Williams Lake. To find out how the City of Quesnel and the City of Terrace play it forward with their share of provincial gaming revenue, see below.

BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome

With B.C.’s Lower Mainland being the main hub for the 2010 Olympic excitement, this travelling, multi-sensory experience ensured people all over B.C. got to enjoy the excitement and spirit of the Winter Games, regardless of location.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA is dedicated to achieving their vision of having “healthy people in a healthy society” through a number of initiatives supported through Community Gaming Grants. Programs like the “Connected By 25” in the Interior offer important life skills to at-risk youth transitioning out of government programs to ensure their safety and well-being as they become independent adults.

Music ‘91

The Province of B.C.’s Music ’91 initiative brought high-profile acts to communities large and small during B.C.’s Year of Music. The touring festival, sponsored by BCLC, took an impressive lineup of performers – from Canadian favourites Rita MacNeil and BTO to the legendary Johnny Cash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – to every corner of B.C., letting British Columbians enjoy the acts regardless of the size of their community.

Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour 

In 1985, Rick Hansen began his epic world tour, cycling across 34 countries to raise funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. BCLC was proud to give Rick’s cause a boost with over $5 million generated from gaming right here in his home province of B.C.

Williams Lake Grants-In-Aid Program

The Jubilee Care House Program is a vital community resource in the City of Williams Lake. Funded through the Grants-In-Aid program, the Jubilee Care House provides a home for people with mental illnesses in a supportive environment where residents learn life skills and how to thrive. The city uses some of its share of provincial gaming revenue from Chances Signal Point to fund the Grant-In-Aid program.