Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is the second week of January, and the West Shore needs volunteers to help man the stations.
The initiative is a partnership between BCLC, the B.C. Responsible and Problem Gambling Program, View Royal Casino and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce.
“With the creation of our charter, which guides us to provide service to both community and business, teaching people about responsible gambling in a fun and an informative way fits perfectly within our mandate,” said Kyara Kahakauwila, past president of the WestShore Chamber board. “By hosting this event in the West Shore, we’re creating positive change regarding gambling issues. Partnering with others to offer support services continues to be our goal for a healthy community.”
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week was created by BCLC and the province to help better inform the community about the myths and risks associated with gambling, while promoting responsible play and support services.
Organizers need volunteers to help in View Royal, Langford and Colwood from Jan. 13 to 19. Duties include a BCLC training workshop to man a kiosk that will be located at various venues in the West Shore.
The volunteer time commitment will include attending training sessions for three to four hours, followed by at minimum one shift of two hours in the community.
Volunteers should contact us at WestShore@bclc.com or call 1-888-454-0088.