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 Castlegar contributed to the Castlegar community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Community Gaming Grants
Funds generated by lottery, casino and sports-betting go back to the Province of B.C. which distributes it in many ways, including through its Community Gaming Grants program. Last year, six sport focused organizations in Castlegar received Community Gaming Grants, totalling more than $100,000. This funding supports the delivery of accessible and inclusive athletic programs and services within the community.
Organizations in Castlegar that received a Community Gaming Grant last year include:
- Castlegar & District Minor Hockey Association
- Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Club
- Castlegar Skating Club
Did you know?
Each year, municipal and First Naton governments in B.C. that host a gambling facility receive a 10 per cent share of net gambling income generated at those facilities. Laast year, 33 Host Local Governments across B.C. received $100.8 million in provincial gambling revenue to fund local projects and initiatives.
Community Impact Report 2022/23
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