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On behalf of the Board of Directors, it’s an honour to submit
the 2008/09 Annual Report of the Saskatchewan Indian
Gaming Authority.
During the past year, SIGA maintained a strong focus on growth,
reinvestment, our people and positioning ourselves for the future.
I want to commend the directors, the management team and
staff of the company for their ongoing guidance, enthusiasm,
and understanding of what it takes to shape future growth and
change at SIGA. Collectively, the efforts of these groups will
ensure the success of our common vision and future growth.
We have an interesting story to tell and others are taking note.
In 2008/09, SIGA entered a new market, moved into a new facility
in another and grew our business in the other four locations.
We are poised for more exciting change in the years to come.
The accolades continue for our company. This past year, SIGA
received an ABEX award for Job Creation, received recognition as
a top 15 employer in Saskatchewan and took home top honours
at the Conference Board of Canada’s Governance of Excellence
Awards in the non-profit sector.
As stewards of SIGA, we have set out a course for the future by
embarking on a new five year strategic direction. This aggressive
plan will result in additional employment opportunities, revenues
and economic development for First Nations. I am certainly
encouraged by the organization’s success and have complete
confidence that we will continue to build on our achievements.
Message from the Chairperson
RAY AHENAKEW
SIGA Board Chair
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