Burnaby, BC, September 17, 2015 – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) is the proud recipient of a TELUS Business Community Champion Award. This award recognizes businesses that make a substantial impact in the community and demonstrate leadership in creating a culture of giving within their organizations.
“Gateway Casinos showcased your organization’s commitment to improving the lives of Canadians and our communities”, said Josh Blair, Executive vice president, TELUS Health and TELUS International and President, TELUS Business Solutions West.
Nominated by their TELUS account manager, Larry Lee, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is pleased to be recognized as a business that embraces TELUS’ philosophy to “Give Where We Live”. It is this philosophy that lead Gateway’s initiative to help L’Arche Foundation of Greater Vancouver improve its headquarters. Lead by Jeff Lee, Energy Manager for Gateway Casinos, 13 businesses got together to provide lighting upgrades, install sensor controls, replace the hot water tank, and refresh the landscape at Shiloah in Burnaby. These efficiency upgrades are expected to save the foundation approximately $1,200 per year, according to Lee.
As a recipient of this award, Gateway was asked to select a charity to receive a complimentary, one-year subscription to a new TELUS service of their choice. In honour of our partnership with them, L’Arche was selected as the recipient of this donation. “This component of the award is really the most important part, what better way to celebrate than to again pay it forward”, said Tanya Gabara, Director of Public Relations for Gateway Casinos. “The work that the staff at L’arche do is absolutely incredible and any savings they can capture allows them to do that much more”.
L’Arche Foundation is a Burnaby foundation that runs residential homes and programs for people with developmental disabilities. To learn more about L’Arche, please visit http://www.larchevancouver.org/
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About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is one of Canada’s premier gaming and entertainment operators. Our casinos strive to bring together the best in gaming, entertainment and dining to ensure a memorable experience for all guests.
Through our 12 properties, over 3,500 employees, 200 tables and over 5,500 slot machines, 27 restaurants and 1,000 hotel rooms we strive to not only bring the highest quality entertainment to our guests – but also to provided well-paying jobs while generating important revenues for governments and communities. With 20 successful years of Canadian gaming experience we are excited to build on our past towards bigger, bolder future.
As a company, we gain so much from each of these communities and believe it is our responsibility to give back, pitch in and provided support to the causes that matter most to our neighbours. Through GatewayGIVES, we’re proud to offer not just our resources, but also our time, our know-how and our properties in supporting local charities and initiatives in the communities where we operate. To learn more about Gateway Gives, please to GatewayCasinos.com