Workshop focuses on gambling

The North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society will host a workshop in January, titled Responsible Gambling: Awareness and Prevention.

Gambling takes many forms in B.C., including casinos, bingo, horse racing and lotteries.

For many, gaming has become a significant form of entertainment. For others, compulsive gambling can be a problem.

The North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society will host a workshop in January, titled Responsible Gambling: Awareness and Prevention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge hotel.

This workshop will explore the meaning of the term responsible gambling and dispel some of the myths that people tend to believe about gambling.

The signs of problem gambling and resources that are available to help will also be discussed.

The workshop is open to:

n Professionals in a variety of sectors who wish to be more knowledgeable about responsible gambling and how to respond when faced with someone who may have a problem.

This could include social services organizations, educators, clergy, government officials, First Nations communities, community groups, human resources professionals, financial planners, banking professionals and counsellors.

n Members of the general public who are interested in learning more.

Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited.

There is no cost to attend.

To RSVP, contact NOEES at 102-3201-30th St., Vernon, V1T 9G9; by telephone at 250-545-0585 or e-mail at noees@noees.com.

You can also register online at www.responsiblegamblingweek.ca.

 

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