British Columbia Lottery Corp. wants to develop "strategic alliances" with the private sector, tapping a company headed by Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment Corp.'s ex-business development vice-president Leila Bell-Irving to do that work. In a document posted on the government's procurement Website late Friday, the corporation quietly announced its intent to directly award that one-year contract to BGE Corp., which will classify and prioritize those alliance opportunities.
Ms. Bell-Irving was also formerly the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority's regional health enterprises president, Northwest Arena Corp.'s marketing vice-president and the sales and sponsorship director for B.C. Pavilion Corp. She is married to Supreme Court of British Columbia Justice Christopher Grauer and was a member of Vancouver 2010 Bid Corp.'s board of directors.
The following is a complete copy of that notice of intent.