New Westminster, BC, July 17, 2014 – Saturday, July 12th Starlight Casinos hosted the 125th Anniversary Dinner of the New Westminster Salmonbellies franchise. Members of the organization’s alumni and friends came together to commemorate the team’s great history and promising future.
Gateway’s Starlight Casino property in New Westminster and their Grand Villa Casino property in Burnaby are long-time supporters of the Junior A Lacrosse teams in their respective communities. This year they made the decision to create the Mayor’s Cup. A friendly competition between the New Westminster Salmonbellies and the Burnaby Lakers in which the team that wins the season series will hoist the Mayor’s Cup!
At the celebration Randy Sears, Executive General Manager, GVRD Properties for Gateway announced the winning team. The inaugural winner of the Mayor’s Cup is the New Westminster Salmonbellies and Mayor Wayne Wright. He gets the first bragging rights over Burnaby’s Mayor, Derek Corrigan. The Salmonbellies took two of three games from the Lakers during the regular season in hotly contested games to score the big WIN! As an added surprise to the celebration, Mayor Wright and Gateway Casinos presented the “Bellies” GM Dan
Richardson with a perpetual Cup Trophy and a cheque for $2,000 was given to Jack Fulton of the Salmonbellies Alumni Committee. These funds will be put towards supporting the education of young players.
“We at Gateway take great pride in supporting organizations in the communities we serve. The Salmonbellies and Lakers are integral parts of both New West and Burnaby and we are thrilled to be a partner in their success,” said Randy Sears. “and a little friendly rivalry never hurts too.” He adds. “It was great fun! And hopefully we will see the Samlonbellies finish the post season on top.”
Bellies GM Dan Richardson and Mayor Wayne Wright accepting a $2,000 cheque from Randy Sears of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. Photo Credit: Gary McLaughlin
Starlight Casino is located in New Westminster and offers the ultimate gaming experience. Featuring over 800 of the newest and most exciting slot machines, 51 table games, 6 poker tables, including 6 high limit VIP private gaming salons. Five tantalizing dining options for food connoisseurs, including the soon to open Match Eatery & Public House. All surrounded by non-stop action and free live entertainment. You can feel the excitement as soon as you walk in!