Public Forum on Casino February 9 @ Chinese Cultural Centre

Is this really Vancouver’s future?

UPDATED 2/4:  Now featuring keynote addresses by  renowned Vancouver Architect Bing Thom & BIV’s Peter Ladner!

SAVE THE DATE! February 9, 7:00 pm at the Chinese Cultural Centre.

Are you concerned about building the largest gambling casino in Western Canada right here in downtown Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in the world?

Why are we tripling the size of the existing casino when gambling monies no longer support local community charities and  $400,000,000.00 has been paid by the government to private casino operators over the past ten years?

Many Vancouver residents are concerned the casino developer isn’t contributing anything to local community amenities.

In addition, the RCMP has warned about connections between casinos and organized crime, loan-sharking and money-laundering by criminal gangs.

Concerns have also been raised that this massive expansion of gambling next to Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside will create new social problems for those struggling with addictions.

Please join us to discuss your concerns on Wednesday, February 9 at the Chinese Cultural Centre at 50 E. Pender Street (two blocks W. of Main) in  Chinatown, just 2 blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain Station.

The forum is being co-sponsored by the False Creek Residents Association, Strathcona Residents Association, Grandview Woodlands Area Residents, the BC Charitable Gaming Association, Alliance for the Arts of Vancouver and area churches.