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, Cascades Casino Kamloops and Chances Casino Kamloops contributed to the Kamloops community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Hillside Stadium Field
In 2022, the City of Kamloops allocated its share of provincial gambling revenue from hosting Chances Kamloops and Cascades Casino Kamloops to improve Hillside Stadium Field. Work was started to replace the existing outdoor running track with a new world class competitive surface that will provide a unique opportunity for athletic training and competing in Kamloops. Provincial gambling revenue is funding 40% of this $2.5 million investment with a planned completion date in 2023.
Albert McGowan Water Park
Host Local Government revenue will also assist with a replacement of Albert McGowan water park. This neighbourhood hub, which is very popular with city residents, will benefit from the replacement of this 20-year-old amenity as it will be updated to a modern standard of inclusivity.
An Evening of Giving Sponsorship
BCLC is a proud supporter of the Royal Insland Hospital., sponsoring many events throughout the year. One event is an Evening of Giving that aims to raise money to support the free hat and wig lending bank at Royal Inland Hospital. This program is dedicated to helping cancer patients feel like themselves by providing free hats and wigs to those undergoing treatment.
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BCLC is proud to support the Kamloops Art Gallery by offering patrons free admission to current exhibitions on Thursdays. BCLC is honoured to support arts and culture in our home community, Kamloops, B.C.
Community Impact Report 2022/23
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