Team members from Shorelines Casino Peterborough participated in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, a playful opportunity to help raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediations to violence against women. The campaign asks men to literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes and then encourages people to start talking about these difficult issues.
Shorelines Casino Peterborough raised over $1,200 at this event, which went to benefit the YMCA. These funds will provide 19 safe nights for women and children.
Casino Ajax team members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on their Centre Towne build site in Oshawa, Ontario. They also donated over $6,000 to help fund the materials to build the project.
Team members from Casino Nanaimo helped reopen a playground at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island by fluffing mulch in order to pass inspection. Over time, the mulch gets compacted and the playground was closed for safety reasons. After Casino Nanaimo team members helped with the mulch fluffing, the playground passed inspection and was reopened for the kids!
River Rock Casino Resort team members were PROUD to volunteer for their new Signature Charity, the Children’s Transplant Society, at their transplant family picnic. The Children’s Transplant Society helps children and families on their lifelong transplant journey.
From July 2-17, Elements Casino Brantford held a drive for the Nova Vita Women’s Shelter. Team members donated two truckloads of much-needed items for the shelter and their clients.
Hard Rock held their seventh PROUD activity for 2019. The team went back to the Tri-City Transitions Society house to finish painting a large fence, sprucing up the beautiful home! Tri-City Transitions supports all individuals who have experienced domestic violence and offers women and children a safe, secure, place to rest, rejuvenate, and rebuild their lives.
Casino Nova Scotia Sydney hosted its 11th annual Monte Carlo fundraiser. This year was an amazing success raising $60,000 in net revenues for their charity of choice, the Cape Breton YMCA. This year was a huge success; not only did Casino Nova Scotia partner with over a dozen local businesses and organizations, including Cape Breton University and the Nova Scotia Community College, but they completely sold out the event with almost 600 people in attendance.
On Saturday, May 12th, Spirit Cool broke the Guinness World Record for longest marathon playing guitar at River Rock Casino Resort. Spirit, who performs regularly at many Great Canadian properties, continued to play on stage for another 30 minutes for a grand total of five days, four hours and thirty minutes. Spirit was accepting donations throughout his record-breaking performance, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. River Rock donated $1,000 for every day he performed and at the end of his five-day performance Spirit raised over $10,000.
Shorelines Casino Belleville held a clothing drive in support of their signature charity, Three Oaks Foundations. They donated over nine boxes and 23 bags of clothing and household goods. Three Oaks is committed to the promotion of equality and the end of violence against women and children.
Casino New Brunswick participated in “Coldest Night of the Year,” where they spent an evening walking in the subzero temperature to raise money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Casino New Brunswick donated $2,500 and team members raised an additional $526.