January 22, 2019 – Langley, BC Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (LMHF) received a cheque for $10,742.70 from Cascades Casino Resort given through GatewayGIVES, the corporate giving and community engagement program for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment which supports important community and charitable initiatives across Canada.
The significant donation, presented to LMHF by employees from Cascades, is the first of two following a weekly 50/50 draw which has been running in Match Eatery & Public House at Cascades since August of last year. The initiative has seen great support from the community with sell out events each Friday and Saturday evening.
Gateway’s Vice President of Operations, BC East, Ray MacNeil said that the LMHF was chosen by the employees of Cascades because they believe in the important work they do in enabling local health care improvements that provide better health outcomes to everyone in the community.
“We have been a proud supporter of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for many years and are thrilled to make this significant donation to the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Zone in the new emergency department, opening in 2020,” he said. “The support from the community has been overwhelming, with many of our winners across the weeks generously choosing to donate their prize directly back to the hospital foundation, or donating funds beyond the ticket price.”
Cascades will be continuing the draws each Friday and Saturday evening in Match until May and hope to raise at least another $10,000 by then for this amazing cause.
Accepting the donation was Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Ellen Peterson who said that Cascades Casino has been a loyal supporter of the Foundation and a great corporate neighbour for the area.
“As leaders in building health care partnerships in Langley, we work with individuals and corporate and community supporters like Cascades Casino Resort to fund capital projects as well as the most urgent needs of the hospital such as the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment, funding education programs to advance treatment and patient comforts,” she said.
“Donations like this generate a real impact on the hospital services through the purchase of new hospital equipment, clinical staff education programs and important patient comforts. We sincerely thank Cascades Casino and their customers for their support.”
The cheque presentation event took place on Tuesday January 22 in Match at Cascades with the 50/50 winners invited as well as special guests from the LMHF, who were treated to signature items from the Match menu which offers clean, classic food choices with a modern twist.
About Cascades Casino Resort Langley
Cascades Casino Resort is located in the heart of downtown Langley and offers more than 70,000 square feet of gaming space with 1001 slot machines and 23 table games. Cascades features a 5-table Poker Room with a linked Bad Beat Jackpot and a variety of poker tournaments, as well as the Crystal room which is an intimate slot area, and dining options Match Eatery & Public House, The Buffet and Glacier Bar & Lounge. More information can be found at http://www.cascadescasino.ca/
Cascades Casino Resort Langley unveiled the first phase of its multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion in November 2018 with the official re-opening of the hotel & convention centre revealing a brand-new look and feel for the space and making the property a full-service casino resort and a strong leader in the local tourism and events market. The entire scope of the more than $18 million expansion and renovation at Cascades Casino Resort will create more than 100 new jobs for the community and features the addition of 11,000 square feet of entertainment will a full refresh of the gaming floor including new carpet, and the addition of Gateway’s signature restaurant brand Atlas Steak + Fish all set to be completed in 2019 as part of phase two.
About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Across its 26 gaming properties in British Columbia, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, Gateway currently employs approximately 8,600 people and boasts approximately 429 table games (including 48 poker tables), 13,818 slots, 82 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. As the new service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle in Ontario, Gateway recently added two new properties and one new planned build in Wasaga Beach to its portfolio. A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, dramatically improving the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. Some of Gateway’s proprietary brands include Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has the privilege of operating in cities and towns across Canada. As a company, we gain so much from each of these communities and believe it is our responsibility to give back, pitch in and provide support to those causes that matter most to our neighbours. Gateway strongly believes in offering not just our resources, but also our time, our know-how and our properties in supporting local efforts in the communities where we operate. Our team members are proud to live in the neighbourhoods and towns in which they work and are eager to give back in their own way. We support and encourage them to be actively involved in projects, causes and initiatives that aim to build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities.
GatewayGIVES supports a wide variety of local initiatives. Last year, Gateway and its properties were pleased to donate over $1 Million in monetary and in-kind support as well as countless hours of volunteer time. We support a wide range of initiatives, including the Scotiabank MS Walk, Local Food Banks across Canada, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Variety BC and the Special Olympics. Further information is available at http://www.gatewaycasinos.com/community/.
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