Sunday, August 07, 2011

Gaming Grant Tour Hits Nanaimo

Gaming Grant Review 
Tour to visit Nanaimo

NANAIMO – British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grant Review will make a stop in Nanaimo with a community forum scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 at Vancouver Island University.

Skip Triplett, appointed last month 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 Nanaimo forum, which is open to all, will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at Vancouver Island University, in Room 109 of Building 356. To reserve a speaking time, groups or individuals wishing to make an oral presentation at the forum must register online at: www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca
Those simply wishing to attend are also encouraged to register online.

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.

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