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, Chances Castlegar contributed to the Castlegar community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Community Gaming Grants
Last year, the Province of B.C.'s Community Gaming Grants program distributed more than $235,000 to several community organizations in Castlegar. This funding helps to support the delivery of accessible and inclusive programs and services within the community. Organizations in Castlegar that received a Community Gaming Grant last year include Kootenay Family Place, Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science Society and Castlegar Sculpture Walk Society.
Castlegar Sculpture Walk
The Castlegar Sculpture Walk, located on a walking tour in downtown Castlegar, is an outdoor exhibit of sculptures by local and international artists. Each year, viewers are encouraged to vote for their favourite sculpture and the winning sculpture is purchased for permanent display in the city. Chances Castlegar is a proud ongoing sponsor of the event.
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