Festival of Tree’s
Chances Signal Point will be hosting the 2nd Annual Festival of Tree’s from November 27th – December 17th.
We hope to fill Signal Point with many decorated Christmas trees, created by Charity organizations from the local area. We are pleased to welcome as many people (19 years or older) to see the displays as possible. We need the support of our local Charities to help us achieve this amazing spectacle of Trees.
Signal Point will not be charging for admission to the Festival, but will be asking visitors for donations towards the Food Bank and or the Toy Bank.
Voting shall take place from Nov 27th to Dec 17th. All Guests providing a donation to the Food Bank or the Toy Bank will be provided with a ballot. The ballot will contain numbers that correspond to a tree with the same number. Guest shall mark the number on the ballot corresponding to the tree they like best. Guest shall then deposit ballots into the ballot box. Ballots will be counted during the last week of December and upon completion of the ballot count the top 3 trees with the most votes will be posted to our website and Facebook page. Donation of Found Money shall be split evenly amongst the top 3 voted trees (Charities). Donation cheque shall be provided to the Charities by mid-February 2016 as per policy.
Please click on the participant’s in the list and see their websites and social media information below to learn more about these great organizations in our community.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association
Williams Lake Lions Society
Williams Lake Hospice Society
- Website www.williamslakehospice.com
Canadian Mental Health Association
At Signal Point we receive all forms of what is considered found money. This could come from a guest donating the remaining value of their IVS tickets, unclaimed credit amounts left in a slot machine or unclaimed found money in or around the facility. All funds collected are allocated to our Found Money account. Signal Point pays out this amount quarterly to a Registered Charity or Charities as per BCLC Policy and Procedure.
Found Money Donation
We are presenting this opportunity to our local charities as Signal Point would like to donate our last quarter found money to the top 3 Trees with the most votes. The found money is collected from October to December and would be paid out to the winning Charities as per BCLC Policy and Procedure. As this is a donation Signal Point requires an Official Donation Receipt for Income Tax purposes that must be supplied to BCLC as per the Canada Revenue Agency.
Did You Know?
82% of Gaming Dollars go back into the community through charities applying for Gaming Grants and through Provincial Initiatives.
Williams Lake & District charities received $1.5 + million dollars in Gaming Grants in 2014-2015.
The City of Williams Lake receives approximately $500,000 each year from the Slot Floor revenue (this is in addition to the grants & provincial initiatives).
“Found Money” Charity Contributions
“Found Money” is funds collected from cash or IVS tickets found within the facility. Signal Point Gaming, follows the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch and BCLC’s policy, to locate the correct owner of any “found money.” After the necessary allotted waiting period the “found money” is donated to a local Charity. Customers of Signal Point Gaming will also add to the “found Money” pot in way of donations.
This quarter’s recipient was Canadian Mental Health Society – Ride Don’t Hide program. Promoting Mental Health Awareness in our community.
Signal Point Gaming Sponsored Events
Signal Point Gaming is committed to helping the community. As such we often sponsor events in our new Pioneer Events Room. Some of the fundraising events held and sponsored at Signal Point Gaming are:
Child Development Centre/Women’s Contact Society’s Diamond Dinner Auction
School District 27 Poverty Challenge Auction
WL Studio Theater – 39 Steps Dinner Theatre
Cariboo Action Team – Awareness Night
WCS “Beauty From the Inside Out Program” Bridal Fair & Fashion Show
Blue Fins Swim Club – Steak Night
Indoor Rodeo Volunteer Dinner
Association for Community Living – Murder in Sin City Interactive Dinner
WL Ladies’ Roller Derby- Heel & Wheels Ladies Night & Dance
Women’s Contact Society – Handbags of Hope Purse Auction
We also support off site fundraisers as well such as:
Hospital Trust Craft Beer Festival
WL Sportsman’s Association – Awards Night
Boys & Girls Club – Race for Kids
Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association
Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce – Business Excellence Awards
Big Country Shrine Club #50
Lakers Car Club Spring Round Up Car Show
Williams Lake Lioness Sweep & Craft Sale
Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Center Fundraising Dinner
Canadian Cancer Society
Scared Heart School Multicultural Dinner
Staff Helping in the Community
The Signal Point Gaming Center Staff are always pleased to help out in our community. They participate in awareness walks, bike rides, etc (Ride Don’t Hide -Mental Health Awareness, Kidney Walk Awareness, Take Back the Night etc). They take the time to help at the Children’s Festival and Big Brothers & Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. SPG had 3 teams in the 2015 Bowl for Kids Sake and raised just over $900.