Knight Road Legacy Association Receives Over $348,000 from Chances Chilliwack

Chilliwack, B.C (May 6, 2016): Last week, Chances Chilliwack presented the Knight Road Legacy Association with a payment of $348,607.

The contribution was issued as a part of the trailing payments agreement which is based on the facilities performance levels for the year. The agreement will be in effect for the next 20 years and this is the fourth payment received by the Association. Last year, the Association received $291,316.

There are a total of 49 charity organizations that belong to the Knight Road Legacy Association and were the original owners and operators of Chilliwack Bingo.

“We always look forward to this time of the year because it allows us to provide financial support to the Knight Road Legacy Association. This is a group of remarkable charities and non-profit organizations that make a difference in the Chilliwack community every single day,” said Shawn Duncan, Director of Operations, Chances Chilliwack.

Members of the Knight Road Legacy Association include:

#147 Airwolf Air Cadets,
1725 Royal Canadian Military Army Cadets,
Alano Club of Chilliwack,
Ann Davis Transition Society,
Big Brothers Big Sisters Upper Fraser Valley,
Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society,
Chilliwack Academy of Music,
Chilliwack Community Arts Council,
Chilliwack Community Band,
Chilliwack Community Services,
Chilliwack District Seniors Resource Society,
Chilliwack Elks Lodge #48 BPOE,
Chilliwack Family YMCA,
Chilliwack Flight Festival Society,
Chilliwack Hospice Society,
Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary,
Chilliwack Knights of Columbus,
Chilliwack Minor Baseball,
Chilliwack Minor Fastpitch,
Chilliwack Minor Football,
Chilliwack Minor Lacrosse,
Chilliwack Museum & Historical Society,
Cultus Lake Community School,
Cultus Lake-Chilliwack Stingrays Swim Club,
Fraser Valley Brain Injury,
Fraser Valley Junior Football,
Fraser Valley Shriner Club #11,
Greater Vancouver Ski Patrol,
Harrison Festival Society,
Hobby Hill Preschool,
Kiwanis Club of Chilliwack,
Kiwanis Club of Sardis,
Lions Stellar J,
Mount Cheam Lions,
Optimist Club of Chilliwack,
Rotary Club Chilliwack Fraser,
Rotary Club Mt Cheam,
Royal Canadian Legion BR#280,
Royal Canadian Legion BR#4,
Royal Canadian Legion BR#4 LA,
Saint John Ambulance,
Sardis Elementary PAC,
Sardis Fliers Speed Skating,
Soroptimist International of Chilliwack,
Spartan Swim Club,
Track & Field,
Vancouver Adapted Music,
Vedder Elementary PAC,
Watson Elementary PAC.

“Knight Road Legacy Association would like to recognize Chances Chilliwack as a great community and business partner that values the importance of giving back,” said Jerry Wernicke, President of the Knight Road Legacy Association.

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