BC Registries has clarified whether a member-funded society may apply for a gambling event license in order to conduct fundraising activities.
In its FAQ of September 2016, BC Registries stated:
Q: Can a member-funded society apply for a gambling event licence?
A: Yes. A gambling event licence may be issued to a member-funded society only if the funds raised at the event will be used by the society to provide direct community benefit and/or will be given to a third party whose services provide direct community benefit within BC. Organizations holding events that fall within the latter category must receive a letter of endorsement from the third party whose services provide direct community benefit within BC.
Those interested in obtaining more information on Gaming Branch requirements may contact the Branch at 250-387-5311, or at 1-800-663-7667, or at Gaming.Branch@gov.bc.ca.