Community sponsorship for health and wellness recipients announced26/01/2015
BCLC is pleased to announce the six recipients of the Community Sponsorship for Health and Wellness.
One sponsorship has been awarded to non-profit organizations in each community that hosted a Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in 2014. The sponsorship is a way for BCLC to give back to the communities in which we operate, while promoting health and wellness, just as we do through Responsible Gambling Awareness Week and our responsible gambling programs.
“We received a number of impressive applications from some dedicated groups doing exceptional work in their communities,” said Susan Dolinski, Vice President Social Responsibility and Communications. “The organizations we selected as sponsorship recipients truly embodied and exemplified the essence of health and wellness, and we are very pleased with the opportunity to support their continued hard work.”
The recipients of the Community Sponsorship for Health and Wellness are:
• Elizabeth Fry Society - Kamloops
• Northern BC Children & Families Hearing Society - Prince George
• Spinal Cord Injury Organization of BC - Vernon
• Langley Senior Resource Society - Langley
• Richmond Centre for Disability - Richmond
• Inter-Cultural Association – Greater Victoria
These recipients were selected for their outstanding work in promoting health, wellness, and healthy choices within their community. Each organization received $5,000 towards their continued work to expand or enhance their programs.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week was created to raise the profile of responsible play and raise awareness of the problem gambling support services available in the community.