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 Kelowna and Playtime Casino Kelowna contributed to the Kelowna community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
9pm Routine Program
The City of Kelowna continued to support crime prevention, public safety and policing in 2021 with funds generated by Chances Kelowna and Playtime Casino Kelowna. Part of the funds generated for hosting those facilities went towards supporting the 9pm Routine, a program that aims to reduce property crime.
Police forces around the world support the 9pm Routine movement. The program encourages residents to make a regular routine of conducting security checks on a nightly basis at 9pm.
The 9pm Routine highlights a few simple checks to reduce opportunistic crime:
- Remove spare keys, garage door openers, electronics and other valuables from vehicles;
- Ensure home and vehicle doors and windows are shut and locked;
- Put away and secure all items around your home;
- Secure your shed and outbuildings;
- Turn on exterior lights.
Giving back to Kelowna
A dozen local charities and community organizations received a $1,000 each from Playtime Casino Kelowna in 2021. Employees nominated their favourite community organizations to split $12,000.
Among the listed recipients was Elevation Outdoors (youth outreach), Rescue Ranch Society (small animal rescue), and Central Okanagan Hospice House Palliative Care.
Playtime Kelowna also supported Okanagan Ride for Dad with a $7,000 sponsorship. As well as JoeAnna’s House with a Friday Jeans Day fundraiser of over $1,100.
Did you know?
Chances Casino Kelowna donated more than $10,000 to several community organizations in 2021. This includes the Okanagan Mainline Football Society, Central Okanagan Food Bank, the BC SPCA and the Seniors Outreach Society.
Community Impact Report 2021
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