BC responsible gambling awareness

Gambling awareness 2019

Gambling Awareness Week is a new, annual event hosted by the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program to bring attention to gambling related issues that are relevant to BC residents.

The theme for the 2019 Gambling Awareness Week is Find Your Balance. The theme is designed to support the idea that balance in your entertainment activities is important to maintaining a healthy outlook on the role that gambling plays in your life.

This year, nearly 45 communities across the province will be participating in Gambling Awareness Week events, with activities ranging from elementary school colouring contests on what Finding Balance in their lives means for children, to sponsored physical activities for older youth, to community awareness booths, and allied professional training.

Community Event Date Time Location
AgassizOld Fashioned GamesMay 11th9am-1pmKent Health and Wellness Fair – 6660 Pioneer Ave.
AshcroftBooth at Old Fashioned CarnivalMay 4thAll dayAshcroft HUB – 711 Hill St.
BurnabyArtisan Market GAW Community BoothMay 25th9-2pm4949 Canada Way.
Campbell RiverHome ShowMay 3rd-5thMay 3, 1-6pm; May 4, 9:30-5:30pm; May 5, 10-4pm.Strathcona Gardens - 225 S Dogwood St.
Campbell RiverChances Playtime "Find your Balance" tableMay 3rd12:00-3:00 pm111 St Anns Rd, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C5
Campbell RiverSponsored Public Swim Strathcona GardensMay 4th12:30-2:00 pm225 S Dogwood St, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8
CastlegarMay Long Free Outdoor BBQ at Chances Castlegar May 19th 11:00am-2:00 pmCastlegar-Robson Bridge, Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5
ChilliwackFamily Sponsored SwimMay 11th2:30-4pmChilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, 9145 Corbould Street
ChilliwackFamily Sponsored SwimMay 11th5-6:30pmCheam Leisure Centre, 45501 Market Way
ChilliwackC&Y Committee’s 26th Annual Conversation on Traditional GamblingMay 3rd9am-3pmChilliwack Senior Secondary - 46363 Yale Road
CoquitlamHard Rock Casino BBQMay 23rd11-2pm2080 United Blvd.
CourtenayChances Playtime "Find your Balance" tableMay 7th12:00-3:00 pm361 Hunt Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9B8
CranbrookSeniors Meeting Youth ' Balance' - Three generations meeting to share art, stories and moreMay 9th10am-11amCranbrook Seniors’ Hall 125 17 Ave South.
CranbrookFree swim and information booth, games and prizesMay 17th1:00pm-4pmWestern Financial Place - 1777 2 St. North
CrestonLibrary colouring contestAll month531 16 Ave South
CrestonMagic School BusMay 15th9am-12pm617 11th Ave South
CrestonYouth Dance in the ParkMay 17th7pm-11pmMillennium Park - 16th Ave South
CrestonBooth at the Blossom FestivalMay 18th12pm-4pmSouth-College of the Rockies - 301-16th Ave
CrestonSponsored swim and information booth, games and prizesMay 19th 2pm-4pmCreston Rec Centre - 312D 19th Ave North
CrestonGrade 10 Boys RetreatMay 22nd8:30am-4:30pmWest Creston Community Hall - 1350 West Creston
CrestonCreston Amazing Race for youth May 27th9am-4pmCreston Town
DuncanChances Cowichan / Players Bar & GrillMay 9th12:00-3:00 pm436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC V9L 0B2
ElkfordFree swim and information booth, games and prizesMay 11th1pm-5pmElkford Recreation Centre – 816B Michel Rd
Grand ForksLibrary Colouring ContestAll monthGrand Forks Library - 7342 -5th Street
Grand ForksYouth Art Contest All monthGrand Forks Library - 7342 -5th Street
HopeYouth Literacy & Cultural Games EventMay 13th3:30-5:00pmRead Right Society, 895-3rd Ave.
HopeFamily Sponsored Swim & Traditional Games EventMay 25th10-11:30amHope & District Recreation Centre, 1005 6 Ave
KamloopsTRU Info TableMay 16th11-1:30pmThompson Rivers University, Student Street, Old Main Building
KamloopsFamily EventMay 17th2pm-6pmKamloops Riverside Park – 100 Lorne St.
KamloopsAll Pro Lunch and LearnMay 13th11:00-1:00pmDesert Gardens, 540 Seymour St.
KamloopsSeniors EventMay 15th11:00-1:30pmDesert Gardens, 540 Seymour St.
KamloopsRiverside Park Community EventMay 17th2:00-6:00pmRiverside Park
KamloopsGambling Awareness Event Cascades CasinoMay 14th11-2pmCascades Casino, 1555 Versatile Drive
KimberlyFree swim and information booth, games and prizesMay 22nd6pm-7pmKimberly Aquatic Centre – 520 Archibald St.
LangleyWisdom ExchangeMay 7th10-2pmTimms Community Centre – 20399 Douglas Crescent
LangleyWisdom ExchangeMay 8th10-2pmWalnut Grove Community Centre - 8889 Walnut Grove Drive
Langley7 Pillars Senior Health Care SummitMay 9th8-4pmLangley Golf Centre - 21550 44 Ave
Langley60+ Lifestyle ExpoMay 10th9am-2:30pmCascades Casino Langley – 20393 Fraser Hwy
Maple RidgeHome ShowMay 3rd-5thMay 3, 4-9pm; May 4, 10-8pm; May 5, 10-4pm.23588 – 105th Avenue - Planet Ice, Maple Ridge Fairgrounds
MissionFamily Swim and Traditional GamesMay 15th6:30pm-8pmMission Leisure Centre – 7650 Grand Street
NanaimoGreat Canadian Casino Awareness BoothMay 6th12-3pm620 Terminal Avenue
NelsonU-Time for Parents World CaféMay 15th4pm-7pmRosemont Elementary School - 1605 Crease Ave
NelsonPart of U-time for parents world cafeMay 15th4:00-7:00 pm Rosemont Elementary School, 1605 Crease Ave, Nelson, V1L1A5
NelsonLV Rogers Secondary Digital Art ContestMay 1st to 31st5:00-8:00 pm1004 Cottonwood Street
ParksvilleHome ShowMay 10-12Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 10am -4pmOceanside Place – 830 West Island Hwy
PentictonSenior’s Extravaganza – Family ActivitiesMay 26-June 12965 South Main St.
PentictonSponsored Family Toonie Family SwimMay 31st5:00-8:00 pmCommunity Center
Port AlberniHealth & Wellness Fair May 2nd5-7pmAlberni Valley Multiplex – 3737 Roger St
Port AlberniChances RimRock Gaming Centre "Find your Balance" tableMay 8th12:00-3:00 pm4890 Cherry Creek Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8E9
Port MoodyAllied Professional Lunch & LearnMay 24th12-1:30pm2615 Clarke Street
Prince GeorgeCasino BBQMay 26th10am-1pmTreasure Cove Casino -2003 BC-97
Prince GeorgeSponsored SwimMay 26th4-6pm211-1577 7th Avenue
QuesnelBilly Barker Casino BBQMay 25th5:00pm-7:00pm308 McLean St, Quesnel, BC
QuesnelSponsored SwimMay 25th1:00-4:00 pm500 N Star Rd, Quesnel, BC
QuesnelColouring ContestMay 24th to 31stAll primary classes of public schools
SaanichFree swim and information boothMay 10th1pm-4pmCommonwealth Pool – 4636 Elk Lake Drive
SaanichLifetime Networks PresentationMay 13th5:30pm-6:30pmLifetime Networks - 4090 Shelbourne St
SaanichScreen Time, Gaming, Social Media and Gambling Awareness DayMay 14th8:45am-2:30pmKeating Elementary School – 6843 Central Saanich Rd
SaanichKindergarten Orientation and presentations on RPGP servicesMay 15th8:45am-2:30pmProspect Lake Elementary School - 321 Prospect Lake Rd
SaanichKindergarten OrientationMay 16th3:30-4:40 pmKeating Elementary
Salt SpringScreen Free Week – Booth, Gambling and the Connection to Video GamingMay 3rd2pm-5pmSalt Spring Library – 129 McPhillips Ave
Salt SpringCommunity Information BoothMay 4th10am-2pmRotary Park - 141 Lower Ganges Rd
SparwoodFree swim and information booth, games and prizesMay 12th3pm-5pmSparwood Recreation and Leisure Center - 367 Pine Ave
SurreyMoving Forward Family ServicesMay 3rd1:00-3:00 pm12885 85 Ave, Surrey, BC
SurreySurrey Public Library - Surrey Central Branch - Meet and GreetMay 3rd1:00-5:00 pm10350 University Drive, Surrey
SurreySurrey Public Library - Semiahmoo Branch - Meet and GreetMay 13th3:00-7:00 pm1815 152 Street, Surrey
TrailKootenay Health FairMay 4th10-4pm201-1199 Bay Ave
VancouverEuropean Festival GAW Community BoothMay26th11-6pm4875 Victoria Drive
VancouverParq Casino Employee Wellness FairMay 1st1pm-4pmParq Casino – 39 Smithe St.
VancouverAllied Professional Lunch and LearnMay 16th11:30-1:30pmVancouver Public Library – Renfrew Branch - 2969 E 22nd Ave
VancouverFree swim and information boothMay 18th4pm-6pmKensington Community Centre - 5175 Dumfries St
VictoriaFree BBQ and Information at Elements Casino May 11th1pm-3pmElements Casino - 1708 Island Highway
VictoriaSponsored SwimMay 17th1:00-3:30 pmCrystal Pool, 2275 Quadra Street
West VancouverVanCity Staff PresentationMay 15th9 amVan City credit Union - 1402 Marine Dr.
West VancouverGambling Awareness Week DisplayMay 15th to 28th11-6pmVan City credit Union - 1402 Marine Dr.
Williams LakeSponsored SwimMay 24th5:00-8:00 pm525 Proctor St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4J1