On March 23, 2011, the Bingo Council of BC (BCBC) made a decision to dissolve their society. BCBC has a long tradition of working hard to ensure that charities and non-profit organizations receiving revenues from bingo licenses were supported. As a society of Bingo Associations they were strong and united. As a result many of the assoiations still have a financial interest and/or management interest in their local Bingo/Chances establishments and continue to provide revenues to their community organizations.
It is the hard work of these bingo associations and BCBC that helped build the gaming industry and it is regretful that decisions beyond their control have led to the dissolution of many of these associations and now of BCBC itself.
BCACG worked closely with BCBC over the last few years and appreciated very much that their leaders were strong advocates for all charities and non-profit organizations receiving gaming funds. We hope the voices of their leaders continut to be heard as we move forward in these difficult times.
When the members of BCBC decided in March to dissolve, they also passed a resolution to donate their residual funds to BCACG. This month BCACG received a cheque for approximately $5000 with the kind words that BCACG is a strong and viable organization, and that BCBC members support the efforts of BCACG to ensure that government honours the guarantee of gaming funding to charities and non-profits.
On behalf of the members of BCACG I would like to thank the members of BCBC for their very generous donation and their faith in BCACG. The monies will be put in the advocacy fund and used towards the on-going efforts to accomplish the goals of BCBC and BCACG.
Thank you BCBC for your years of hard work and community service and for this generous donation.