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BCLC’s Employees Aid Kamloops Charity Groups

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation continues to give back to local communities. Last week, the Crown agency’s employee-giving committee made donations of CA$19,444.57 to the Y Women’s Shelter and Kamloops Food Bank. Thanks to the efforts and consideration of its employees, the money will come in handy for the two selected charity groups.

The committee is an employee-led one devoted to making a difference. Every year, it dedicates its time to organizing numerous internal fundraising initiatives for employees to participate in. It includes raffles, silent auctions, 50/50 games and community lunches to raise money for employee-selected charities in the Kamloops and Vancouver regions.

Giving Back to Communities

Mike Hays, BCLC’s Director of Finance said as a purpose-led company committed to generating win-win for the greater good, the donations to the two charities are a great example of just that. Mr. Hays explained it all thanks to the BCLC’s employees and effort. He added that the employee-giving committing is pleased to support the tremendous work done by the two organizations.

Kennedy Epp, Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator at the Kamloops Food Bank commented the organization is grateful for the generosity of the Crown’s employees. She noted the staff put efforts together to raise money and support the food bank in its objective of relieving hunger in the area and the donation will provide much-needed food supplies for the spring.

Meanwhile, Jacquie Brand, Manager of the Violence Against Women Intervention and Support Services at the Y Women’s Shelter, commented a donation like this one from BCLC means more than words can describe. She also noted that the CA$9k contribution will be invested into home repairs and improvements to the shelter including Indigenous art installation in the coming months.

Warning for a new Online Gambling Con

BCLC is the regulator of legal gambling and lottery in the Western province and it recently cautioned locals about new and elaborate online casino scams. According to the gaming watchdog, there is a new set of fraudulent advertisements that trick people into providing their personal information by presenting themselves as commercials from licensed provincial casinos.

It explained that fraudsters use social media channels on Facebook and Instagram to offer would-be gamblers exclusive bonuses and promotions if they register their financial information with a fraudulent website or app. The Crown warned that such ads are deeply deceptive, as they use logos or exterior photos of casinos in the province.

The Crown corporation takes great pride in its player protection effort, which is part of its objective to have the healthiest players in the world. Just recently, it was awarded a Level 4 certification from the World Lottery Association. This is the biggest possible level granted by the WLA’s Independent Assessment Panel for tremendous effort in player health programming. a

Source: “BCLC’s Employee-Giving Committee Presents Donation of More Than $19,000 to Kamloops CharitiesBCLC, March 1, 2024