Library hosts responsible gambling talk

KAMLOOPS - The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Library System is hosting a free, informative talk about responsible gambling, called Parents as Partners, at the North Kamloops Library on Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The presentation will be hosted by Roxanne Lesperance of the B.C. Responsible and Problem Gambling program. She will discuss what gambling is, the prevalence of gambling, who are the high-risk groups, especially youth, and the differences/similarities between process addiction and substance addiction. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Lesperance has been a service provider for the B.C. Responsible and Problem Gambling program for seven years, and has been working with people as a life-skills coach, co-ordinator and counsellor for more than 20 years.

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