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 2021/22, Grand Villa Casino contributed to the Burnaby community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
The Laurel Street Works Yard Redevelopment Project
In 2021, the City of Burnaby allocated $32.5 million in provincial gambling revenue that it received for hosting Grand Villa Casino to finance upgrading and replacement of the existing Laurel Street Works Yard.
The redeveloped Laurel Street Works Yard serves as the central facility for Public Works, Waterworks and Sanitary Sewer Programs, Garage, Trade Shops and Maintenance Operations. Furthermore, it is home to the City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) which is built to withstand major earthquakes.
The Burnaby Hospital
The City of Burnaby allocated $1 million in provincial gambling revenue for hosting Grand Villa Casino to the Burnaby Hospital’s Proud History, Bright Future campaign which aims to raise $30 million overall. The Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment project will result in renovations, new buildings, and, in the future, an expanded cancer treatment centre.
Giving Back in Burnaby
Grand Villa Casino Burnaby asked its employees to nominate their favourite local charities to share in a total donation of $30,000. Employees selected a dozen charitable and community organizations to receive $2,500 to continue their work in the Burnaby community. Some organizations chosen include Backpack Buddies, Dixon Transition Society and the Helping Families in Need Society.
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With its partner, Chop Value, Grand Villa Casino is redefining waste one chopstick at a time. Chop Value takes disposable chopsticks that are destined for the landfill and gives them new life. The used chopsticks are turned into tables, tiles and other furniture and decor pieces. Since joining the program in November 2021, 75,766 chopsticks have been recycled at Grand Villa, resulting in 104.1 total kg of CO2e offset.
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