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At SIGA, we constantly strive to be a leading First Nations gaming organization
by creating opportunities through employment, economic development and wealth
generation. 2008/09 was certainly another fantastic year for SIGA as we opened
two new casinos and grew the SIGA team to over 2000 members.
This past year marked the completion of four years of major capital construction that
brought three new casinos to SIGA. We launched the Living Sky Casino in December
and the new Painted Hand Casino in March in addition to the Dakota Dunes Casino
which opened the prior year. These developments represent $125,000,000 in
First Nation economic investment, 800 new jobs and will ensure SIGA will be the
entertainment destination of choice for many years to come. Along the way, we also
developed many valuable new organizational capacities which will serve us well in
the future. I would like to thank the many employees across SIGA who took up the challenge in getting
us prepared for the launch of two new casinos. These efforts clearly demonstrate a deep commitment for
organizational success within the SIGA family. Each of these new developments was made possible through
the contributions of our project partners: the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (Living Sky), Yorkton Tribal
Council (Painted Hand) and Saskatoon Tribal Council at the Dakota Dunes. We look forward to a long and
prosperous relationship with each of our new business partners.
In addition to fulfilling our mandate in the areas of economic development and job creation, SIGA continues to
generate positive revenues for our beneficiaries. We’ve now recorded nine straight years of growth in our financial
performance becoming the 33rd largest company in Saskatchewan. In order to sustain this growth, SIGA will
continue to remain focused on the customers we serve and our employees that generate our success.
For our customers, SIGA pledges to provide an exceptional experience and offer excellent entertainment value.
We support this commitment through continuous investments in modern entertainment facilities, the newest
products, quality food and beverage offerings and outstanding hospitality and service. I would like to thank our
many customers for your ongoing support. We appreciate your patronage and your valuable feedback so we can
serve you even better in the years to come.
As an employer, we are committed to reinvesting in our people and providing them with a positive engaging work
environment. This past year, we were very proud to receive recognition as a Top 15 Employer in Saskatchewan.
Message from the President & CEO