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 Single Point contributed to the Williams Lake community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society
In 2021, the City of Williams Lake allocated $400,000 of its share of provincial gambling revenue for hosting Chances Signal Point to fund several initiatives in the community. One of those was the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society for its Waste Wise and Water Wise programs. Water Wise works within schools and the community to educate and encourage water conservation and preserving watershed health.
Waste Wise works to educate and show how simple, easy, everyday actions can make a difference in reducing waste. They provide expertise and resources to start school-wide composting and gardening.
Aboriginal Infant Development Program
Last year, Chances Signal Point supported the Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDP). AIDP supports parents and caregivers in Williams Lake with culturally-guided resources for healthy infant development. Funds from Chances Signal Point went towards purchasing much-needed equipment for the program.
Did you know?
Last year, the Province of B.C. allocated more than $140 million to not-for-profit organizations through the Community Gaming Grants. Out of the grant recipients, 31 organizations were from Williams Lake and more than $949,000 went to support organizations within that community.
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