British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

August 01, 2008 13:08 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation: Co-Worker Gives Gift of Women's Gold Medal Hockey Tickets!

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2008) - When Andrew Leach of Delta, B.C. scratched the SportsFunder gift he got from his co-worker, he didn't think he'd wind up at the Women's Gold Medal hockey game.

"This is fantastic! It's exciting knowing you're going to the 2010 Winter Games. It's going to be very hard to get a hold of tickets come games time," said Andrew, a huge NHL hockey fan. "I'm glad I've already got mine but it makes you want more."

He currently goes to 20 Vancouver Canucks games a year but hasn't yet decided if he's taking his wife or his son to the game, no mention of his co-worker.

"The gold medal games will be the highest profile hockey games ever played in British Columbia. Hockey fans all over the world will tune in to watch them on TV, but lucky winners like Andrew Leach will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the games live," said Jim Lightbody, BCLC Vice President of Lottery Gaming.

Currently, the only way to get 2010 Winter Games tickets is to win through playing SportsFunder lottery games. There are currently two SportsFunder games with opportunities to win tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Gold Medal Hockey and Gold Medal Figure Skating.

Proceeds from the sale of SportsFunder lottery games support amateur sports in B.C. through KidSport™, Team BC, Youth Sport Travel Assistance, and Coach and Leadership Development. KidSport™ provides financial assistance to children who wish to play sports but cannot afford the registration fees. Team BC gives athletic development support to provincial teams representing B.C. at Canada's premier multi-sport events

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation reporting to the Minister of Housing and Social Development through a Board of Directors. Its mission is to offer socially responsible gaming entertainment, generating income for government programs, including health care, education, amateur sports and community and charitable programs, throughout British Columbia.

In fiscal 2007/08 more than 6,850 community and charitable organizations received community gaming grants as a result of BCLC net income.

BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Chris Fairclough
    Corporate Communications Officer
    (604) 247-3122 or (604) 341-1935