Gaming grant review visits Nanaimo

Nanaimo residents have an opportunity to give the province feedback on how it hands out gaming revenue Friday (August 12).

Nanaimo residents have an opportunity to give the province feedback on how it hands out gaming revenue Friday (August 12).

The province’s Community Gaming Grant Review will make a stop at Vancouver Island University, room 109, building 356, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The independent review, headed by former Kwantlen Polytechnic University president Skip Triplett, is to look at and provide options for how the province doles out some of its gambling profits to community groups, including criteria and eligibility, a review of a multi-year funding model and the future role of government in community gaming grants.

Gaming generates more than $1 billion in revenue per year for the province. Last fiscal year, the province distributed $135 million in gaming grants to about 6,000 non-profit and charitable organizations.

Groups or individuals wishing to make a presentation at the forum must register online at www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca.

Submissions to the review are also being accepted by e-mail, fax or mail.

Triplett’s final report is due Oct. 31.