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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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Sponsorship Criteria 

Is there an event or festival in your community that needs sponsors? BCLC has a proud tradition of supporting community celebrations dating back to Expo ’86, 1993 Canada Summer Games, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and 2015 Canada Winter Games. 

If you’re interested in having BCLC sponsor an event, please review the following criteria before applying: 

  1. Your event or program must be a significant community festival or event; and/or a municipal or business-related event.
  2. The event must be consistent with BCLC's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, support BCLC as a strong community partner, and portray a positive image.
  3. The event must be primarily targeted at and benefit adults 19 years of age or older.
  4. The event must be accessible to the general public and directed toward the community at large, and provides programming free of charge. 
  5. The event takes place in a community where BCLC has a gaming facility. Full list available here
  6. The event must clearly articulate and quantify all rights and benefits provided, and where applicable provide: paid media campaigns blocking charts, details on planned public relations and/or marketing activity and estimated value. 
  7. A complete list of sponsorship categories, details, opportunities and fees must be provided as well as list of already confirmed sponsors or participants.
  8. The event should detail opportunities for volunteering and/or hospitality. 
  9. The organization has a solid financial record; and the event is viable without continued BCLC support.
  10. The event attracts local media and can provide the number of media impressions.

Please note:

BCLC is unable to provide sponsorship support for requests inconsistent with our corporate policy, however, meeting the criteria listed above, does not in itself guarantee approval.

BCLC cannot consider requests for:

  • Organizations, projects, events or activities that primarily benefit and are focused on people under 19 (nineteen) years of age
  • Events or activities contentious in any way or may be deemed unacceptable to the community at large
  • Individual or personal needs
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations and candidates
  • Operational funding or budget deficits
  • Capital funds for projects or equipment
  • Organizations that direct aid or assistance to recipients outside of British Columbia
  • Individual athletes, sports teams or registration fees
  • Sporting events (unless it provides significant benefit to the community)

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