Gaming Grants Presentations

The Community Gaming Grants Branch will be delivering public presentations in 2018 to help B.C. not-for-profit organizations better understand the Community Gaming Grants program and how to apply for funding. 

Upcoming Events

A presentation schedule will be posted soon. In the meantime if you have any questions about the program or would like to request a presentation in your community please contact

Community Gaming Grants Presentation

A copy of the 2018 Community Gaming Grants presentation is available for your reference.

Capital Project Grants Presentation 

A new informational presentation will be posted in advance of the next intake of the Capital Project Grants sector. 

History of Events

November 15, 2017
North Vancouver
40 Attendees

Presenter at the front of a room of attendees who are using a show of hands to respond to a question.

Community Gaming Grants staff appreciated the invitation to speak to North Vancouver-Seymour constituents on November 15. This was a great opportunity to connect with new and returning applicants to help them better understand the Community Gaming Grants Program as well as the requirements for a successful application.

November 2, 2017
Cranbrook, Roadshow Event #8 (Kootenay
24 Attendees

Snow plow working to clear the runway at the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport

The presentation on November 2 was well attended by a diverse cross-section of organizations, from Arts and Culture groups to Service Clubs in the Human and Social Services sector. A wide range of thoughtful questions were brought forward. The Community Gaming Grants Branch truly appreciates the attendance of those groups with the deteriorating weather forecast in effect.

October 25, 2017
Penticton, Roadshow Event #7 (Thompson-Okanagan Region)
56 Attendees

Speaker delivering presentation in front of a room full of 56 attendees

Many thanks to our colleague Diana Groffen from the Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association for facilitating this presentation on our behalf at Penticton's Shatford Centre. Having someone in the area who is connected to the organizations attending really helps puts the "community" in the Community Gaming Grants program. Attendees asked lots of great questions. Interest in the program is clearly high in the Okanagan!

October 11, 2017
Terrace, Roadshow Event #6 (North Coast and Nechako Regions)
20 Attendees

Exterior of the R.E.M. Lee Theatre, where the presentation was held in Terrace, BC

Community Gaming Grants staff travelled to the North Coast to meet with groups from Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Smithers and surrounding areas. Interest in the Community Gaming Grants program is strong in this part of the province, so it was great to be able to help local not-for-profit organizations better understand how they might be successful in obtaining funding for their various programs. Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful region!

September 19, 2017
Fort St. John, Roadshow Event #5 (Northeast Region)
26 Attendees

Aerial view of the city of Fort St. John

The Community Gaming Grants Branch appreciated the opportunity to visit the Energetic City and meet with not-for-profit organizations about our Community Gaming Grants Program.  Representatives from nearly 30 groups attended and took part in an informative discussion of the program.

August 1, 2017
223+ Attendees 

Picture of the first slide of the Capital Projects Sector PowerPoint presentation from August 1, 2017

The Community Gaming Grants Branch hosted a live webinar to provide information on the new Capital Project Grants Sector. Thank you to everyone across the province who took the time to join us virtually. The application intake period is now closed for 2017.

June 11, 2017
Vancouver, BC
18 Attendees

Speaker and presentation screen at the front of a conference room

Thank you to the British Columbia Soccer Association for inviting us to present at their Annual General Meeting. 

March 29, 2017
viaSport Video Conference
47 Attendees

Image of viaSport BC's logo

Thank you to viaSport for organizing the Community Gaming Grants video conference for provincial sports organizations and their members. We hope everyone found it useful. Please let us know if you have any follow-up questions.

March 24, 2017
Salmon Arm
46 Attendees

View of Salmon Arm from the summit of Mt. Ida

It was a pleasure to speak about the Community Gaming Grants program in Salmon Arm on March 24th. Engaging audience! Excellent people! We look forward to receiving your grant applications.

March 22-23, 2017
Kelowna, Gathering Our Voices - 2017 Aboriginal Youth Conference
10 Attendees

Welcome sign in the city of Kelowna

It was a great experience meeting everyone at the 2017 Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference in Kelowna. The workshops were excellent and it was uplifting to volunteer at events throughout the week. We hope to be back next year! Special thanks to Ivy Shaughnessy and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for having us.

March 16, 2017
Prince George, Roadshow Event #4 (Cariboo Region)
84 Attendees

Conference room full of workshop attendees at the Ramada Plaza Prince George

It was an honour to be up in Prince George for the March 16th workshop. Audience participation was great and many thoughtful and engaging questions were asked. Thank you to everyone who made it out. Special thanks go to Tracy Calogheros, Chief Executive Officer for the Exploration Place, and Shawn Bellamy, Chair of the BC Association for Charitable Gaming, for speaking at our opening panel.

March 2, 2017
Castlegar, Roadshow Event #3 (Kootenay Region)
47 Attendees

Workshop presentation at Castlegar and District Community Complex

Apologies to the great people of Castlegar, but due to poor weather our plane was unable to land after two failed landing attempts. Luckily for us, David Sheach, Executive Director of the British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming, was willing and able to step up and deliver the workshop presentation. Thank you, David! 

February 15, 2017
Nanaimo, Roadshow Event #2 (Vancouver Island/Coast Region)
212 Attendees

Workshop attendees seated in the Nanaimo Port Theatre

It was a pleasure to present at the beautiful Nanaimo Port Theatre. This workshop saw our largest turnout yet – what a great audience! Special thanks to Grace Elliott Nielsen, Executive Director of the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre and Nancy King, Executive Director at the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society for sharing their knowledge and expertise.

February 4, 2017
Chilliwack, BC Search and Rescue Conference
48 Attendees

Speaker at front of room delivering a PowerPoint presentation.

Thank you to the BC Search and Rescue Association for having us out to their annual conference!

January 27, 2017
Roadshow Event #1 (Mainland/Southwest Region)
185 Attendees

Panel of three speakers in front of a large group at the Richmond City Centre Community Centre

It was a pleasure to have MLA John Yap introduce our first Community Gaming Grants Roadshow 2017 event at the Richmond City Centre Community Centre. The huge turnout was great to see! Special thanks go to Shelley Hewins of the Burnaby Skating Club and Angela Clancy of the Family Support Institute for sharing their experiences with the program.

January 11, 2017
Port Moody
43 Attendees

Speaker at the front of a room delivering a presentation

It was a pleasure meeting everyone in the Tri-Cities on Wednesday, January 11th! Thank you to everyone who made it out. We look forward to receiving your community gaming grant applications.