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As an event planner you and your group will come up with many ideas on activities and events for your guests to partake including Raffles to Contests. But not knowing the difference between a contest and a raffle is a game you DON’T want to play…
In BC promotional contests are not considered ‘gaming’ — the difference being in gaming you ‘pay to play’ whereas contests are free.
If you plan to host ticket raffles including 50/50 draws, sports players drafts, rubber duck races, and cake walks and other similar activities your group will need to acquire a gaming license. Depending on how much money you plan to raise, and how your organization is structured.
For more information on which license you need, as well as how to apply, visit the Gaming and Information Services website.
My friend Jack who’s a fellow member of the Okanagan Society of Magicians sent me this cool video clip the other day.
I hadn’t seen it before, but I guess its slowly making its rounds through emails at the moment.
Magically turning a small square of aluminum foil into a diamond ring.
On Sunday I was invited to perform at the Parkinson Rec Centre Family Fun Day 2009. There were a ton of activities at the event… they really went all out! For any family its one of the must-attend activities of the year. They had stations all around the entire building, a stage with entertainment, and they even kept the parking under control with officers at intersections around the building.
Before the show I was concerned that it was going to be way too hot. I ended up bringing a big fan that I setup on the stage behind me, but the weather actually turned out to be perfect! I didn’t even need the fan. The stage/tent was pretty far away from the audience, so I left the “stage” and got right up close with the audience. It was a little hotter right out in the sunlight, but as you can tell by the pictures below, the audience had a blast and so did I.
This past weekend I performed at the Love of Wildlife Children’s Annual Art Show. This show was so much fun! It was a great mix of kids and adults, and everybody there was ready to have a great time.