BCLC is proud to give back to the citizens of B.C. and help communities grow. Revenue generated by gambling goes back to the Province of B.C. and is distributed in a variety of ways, including to communities through Host Local Government payments and the Province of B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program.

In 2022/23, Chances Abbotsford contributed to the Abbotsford community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.



in provincial gambling revenue shared with the City of Abbotsford for hosting Chances Abbotsford since 2009



in provincial gambling revenue shared with the City of Abbotsford for hosting Chances Abbotsford in 2022/23

Community Stories

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Supporting community initiatives

The City of Abbotsford used a portion of its share of provincial gambling revenue generated at Chances Abbotsford to support various community initiatives, including grants for special community events. Nearly $100,000 in funding was distributed among seven organizations to host local community events, such as the Abbotsford International Airshow, Sikh Nagar Kirtan Procession, Symphony in the Park, Winter Jubilee and the Abbotsford Agrifair.

Additionally, Abbotsford’s Neighbourhood Spirit Grants program, which funds small-scale projects that foster connection between local residents, received $15,000 to help build and strengthen communities. In 2022, these grants funded block parties, community gardens and other fun events like fitness sessions in the park.

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BeMorr Society for Mental Health and Suicide

Chances Abbotsford has commited to donate a total of $10,000 this year to the Abbotsford-based BeMorr Society for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness through their GatewayGIVES program. This donation will go directly to cover the costs of much-needed counselling session and support groups. In addition, Chances Abbotsford will be the Presenting Sponsor of BeMorr's second annual Hawaiian Shirt Gala.

Abbotsford Centre

Abbotsford Centre

Since opening its doors in 2009, the Abbotsford Centre has become a hub of activity in the city. With a capacity of up to 8,500 seats, the multipurpose arena has hosted countless concerts, competitions, and events, and is the current home to the Abbotsford Canucks (AHL). The Centre received a boost in 2012 when the city allocated $800,000 from its share of provincial gambling revenue, for hosting Chances Abbotsford, towards operating costs.

Community Impact Report 2022/23

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