Community Benefits

Campbell River Live Streets Initiative

Provincial gaming revenue supports community programming with Special Olympics athletes

Show on the Row

A team of Special Olympics athletes had the opportunity to build self-esteem and confidence – and raise a little money along the way – as part of Campbell River’s Show on the Row. The athletes raised funds to support Special Olympics BC by selling popcorn at an outdoor movie night, one component of the CR Live Streets initiative. The community programming was funded by the City’s share of provincial gaming revenue for hosting Chances Campbell River.

“They love it, they love the social aspects, they love the community, they love being a part of work that they may not normally have the opportunity to be involved in,” said George MacLagan, a coach with Special Olympics BC – Campbell River. “These are the stepping stones that allow an athlete to get a more successful job in the community, to be more proud of who they are.”