Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Celebrates 25th Anniversary With 25 Days Of Giving

 October 31, 2017 – Edmonton, AB –Little Warriors received a cheque for $5,000 from Grand Villa Casino as part of GatewayGIVES’ 25 Days of Giving in celebration of Gateway’s 25th anniversary in the business of entertainment.

GatewayGIVES is the corporate giving and community engagement program of Gateway Casinos. The 25 Days of Giving campaign will contribute $5,000 to a worthy local charity selected by employees, in each of the communities where Gateway operates. At the end of the October campaign, GatewayGIVES will have donated a total of $125,000 to the deserving, employee-selected, charities across Canada.

Gateway has dedicated the month of October to celebrate its silver anniversary with customers, communities and employees. As part of the festivities they launched the 25 Days of Giving campaign through GatewayGIVES and are letting their employees select the charity of their choice in the communities where they live and work. Little Warriors was selected in recognition of its commitment to awareness, preventions, and treatment of child sexual abuse.

“Little Warriors relies on the donations of generous companies and individuals who are passionate about giving back to their community. We were humbled by the $5000 donation we received from Gateway GIVES in October. To know that this donation was made because the employees chose us as one of the charities to donate to makes us very proud. Thank you Gateway GIVES for contributing to our charity and helping us continue to prevent and treat child sexual abuse.  Initiatives like this help bring back laughter and smiles to child sexual abuse survivors that are able to attend the Be Brave Ranch treatment program.” Laurie Szymanski, CEO, Little Warriors

Michael Vickerman, General Manager of Grand Villa Casino said, “I love this initiative. The opportunity to give something back our community and to influence so many lives is exactly why I’m proud to be a member of the Gateway family”.

 What other Gateway employees had to say about Little Warriors

“I voted for Little Warriors Charity as they are an amazing charity who is committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Little Warriors was founded here in Edmonton and support some of the most vulnerable youth through a very hard time in their lives.” Sasha Wallach, Executive Assistant – Grand Villa Edmonton

“I think it’s great that Gateway generously donated money to an organization that looks after young children, and is also committed to looking after the wellbeing of our future generations.” Mina G, Security officer – Grand Villa Edmonton

“I feel honoured to be able to reach out and give something back to help make a difference in our community and bring a positive change in the world.” Brock Melnyk, Marketing Coordinator – Grand Villa Edmonton