We hosted speakers Karen Gray, VP of Marketing for Parq Vancouver and Marina Andrew, Manager of Municipal Relations for the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) at our January 24th meeting.
The BCLC sets the standards, policies and procedures for the operation of all gambling facilities in the province to ensure a high standard of security and integrity within a regulated, controlled market. In 2022/23, BCLC generated $1.6 billion in net income from lottery, casinos and sports-betting which went back to the Province to help support healthcare, education and community programs all across BC.  
BC has 36 casinos in 33 communities across the province, the largest of which is Parq Vancouver. Parq focuses on providing a luxury gaming, dining and hotel experience in downtown Vancouver.  We appreciate the advice from Marina on applying for funding from the BCLS's community grants program and the generous Parq donation to our annual Valentine fundraising auction provided by Karen.