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Community Connections: A Showcase of Charitable Gaming at Work in St. Albert and Area

New website to share stories from charitable organizations 

Bill Robinson, President and CEO of AGLC, is proud to present that the AGLC’s charitable gaming model has raised 28.1 billion dollars for Alberta communities since 1996.
Bill Robinson, President and CEO of AGLC, is proud to present that the AGLC’s charitable gaming model has raised 28.1 billion dollars for Alberta communities since 1996.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is hosting a Community Connections event in St. Albert on Saturday September 24 to showcase the great work that charitable groups are doing in St. Albert and area.

“Every year individuals and communities throughout Alberta benefit from charitable gaming funds.  Community Connections provides an opportunity to celebrate the impact of charitable gaming in the province and the great things groups and associations are doing right here in St. Albert and area.”

Bill Robinson, President and CEO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

 

Held at the St. Albert Centre Mall west parking lot, the event will showcase nearly 20 charitable groups representing diverse interests (e.g. sport, arts, education, aid of the distressed, and agricultural) in an interactive setting complete with food, drink, and local entertainment.  Future Community Connections events in other regions throughout Alberta will be explored.

To highlight the work charitable organizations are doing and the impact of charitable gaming in Alberta, a new website, PlayAPartAB.ca, was launched to share the many success stories charitable gaming funds have had in building countless communities throughout the province.

Robinson also adds “We all play a part in making our communities a good place to live, work and play. Over the last 20 years, $28.1 billion was earned through charitable gaming activities and gaming revenue generated for the Alberta Lottery Fund to support thousands of community groups with the work they are doing throughout Alberta.  This website encourages the sharing of these great stories and ensures the legacy of this work is known and appreciated by all Albertans for generations to come. ”

Alberta’s charitable gaming model is unique and unlike anything offered in Canada.  This model help ensures that charitable and religious organizations benefit directly from charitable gaming activities.

For more information about Alberta’s charitable gaming model, visit PlayAPartAB.ca.

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