British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

September 18, 2007 16:30 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation: One-Of-A-Kind Entertainment Facility Opens in Fort St. John

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and Pomeroy Group are pleased to announce the opening of Chances Fort St. John, a first-class gaming entertainment facility, on September 21.

Chances Fort St. John will host a grand opening event for the public, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony by community VIPs.

What: Media are invited to tour the new facility and interview BCLC,
Pomeroy Group and community representatives.

When: September 21, 2007

VIP Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Event, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An elder blessing ceremony will kick off the event at 4 p.m.

Speeches will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by the ribbon-cutting,
inside the facility.

Speakers will include:
- Honourable Richard Neufeld, Government of B.C., Minister of
Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
- Marsha Walden, BCLC, Vice President of Bingo Gaming
- Shirley Lameroux, President, North Peace Bingo Association
- Glen Guise, former Owner, Rainbow Bingo
- Ryan Pomeroy, President, Pomeroy Group

Public Grand Opening Event, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Outdoor BBQ hosted by the North Peace Bingo Association, with
entertainment and door prizes from 5 to 8 p.m. (No minors

Doors open to the public from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with live music
from "The Inroads Blues Band."

Where: Chances Fort St. John, 11308 Alaska Road, Fort St. John, B.C.

To RSVP for the VIP event or for further information, please contact:

Angela Koulyras
Corporate Communications Officer
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Office: 604-276-6443
Cell: 604-220-0197

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation reporting to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General through a Board of Directors. Its mission is to offer responsible gaming entertainment, generating income for the public good.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Angela Koulyras
    Corporate Communications Officer
    (604) 276-6443 or Cell: (604) 220-0197