VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Community Gaming Grant Review will wrap up its tour on Friday, Sept. 16 with a public forum in Vancouver.
Skip Triplett, appointed in July by Premier Christy Clark to lead the independent review, is examining the role of government in allocating gaming revenue with input from charities, non-profits, community members, local government and others who would like to participate.
The Terms of Reference include reviewing and providing options for:
- Existing legislation governing community gaming grant funding.
- Funding formula.
- Criteria/eligibility for community gaming grants.
- Processes involved with applying for and receiving community gaming grants.
- A multi-year funding model.
- The future role of government in community gaming grants.
The Sept. 16 Vancouver forum, which is open to all, will feature two sessions - in the morning, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., and in the afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings St. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register online, as seating is limited.
Submissions to the review are also being accepted by email, FAX, or mail. Triplett's final report is due to government by Monday, Oct. 31.
- Community Gaming Grants currently help support the delivery of programs and services in the following sectors:
- Human and social services.
- Public safety.
- Youth arts and culture.
- Fairs, festivals and museums.
- Parent advisory councils.
- Sports for youth and people with disabilities.
- Gaming generates more than $1 billion in revenue per year for the B.C. government.
- In 2010-11, $135 million in Community Gaming Grants - a 12.5 per cent increase over the previous year - was distributed to approximately 6,000 non-profit and charitable organizations in B.C.
- Community Gaming Grant Review forums are being held in the North, Interior, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
Find out more about the review, including the time and location of all community forums, as well as registration and presentation information, through the Community Gaming Grant Review Website at: www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca
View photos (flickr.com) from the community forums.
Submissions can be made until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011:
- Through the website: www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca
- By mail: PO Box 9827 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9W4
- FAX: 250 356-2842
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development