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Sponsorship
The guiding principle, Wîtaskêwin, speaks to sharing
the land or sharing resources. This value guides us to
give back to the communities where we live and operate.
SIGA’s community relations sponsorship program provides
a $1.3M annual investment into charitable and non-profit
based organizations in Saskatchewan.
SIGA continues to make a positive impact through its
investment in its targeted sectors. These sectors include;
Education/Training, Health and Well-being, Sports and
Recreation, Business/Tourism and Arts and Culture. With
a focus on youth, SIGA continues to make a difference
in the quality of life for the socially, physically and
economically disadvantaged as well as those with
special needs.
In 2009/10, SIGA contributed to hundreds of community
organizations including: Children’s Health and Hospital
Foundation – Pediatric Ambulance, YWCA, Camp Circle
of Friends, Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games,
Wicihitowin Foundation, Battleford’s Union Hospital
Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Puttin’ for
Prostate – St Paul’s Hospital Foundation, FSIN Pow-Wow,
Children’s Haven, Canadian Cancer Society, Kids Help
Phone and many others.
World Class Sporting Events
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority was a
proud sponsor of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey
Championships in Saskatoon and the 2010 Women’s
World Curling Championships in Swift Current.
Diabetes Awareness Day
One of the Health and Well-being initiatives supported
by SIGA and supported company-wide was Diabetes
Awareness Day. Diabetes education and awareness
displays were set up at each SIGA location including
casino sites. Employees also wore blue “Diabetes
Champions” bracelets to recognize the day.
Rider Game Day
On August 16, 2009, SIGA sponsored the Saskatchewan
Roughriders for the 13th annual Rider Game Day. We
invited over 300 children and youth as well as First
Nations Veterans to a barbeque in the endzone and to
watch the game. Many of these youth never have an
opportunity to go to the games and had a lot of fun
showing their Rider pride.
SIGA Enchanted Forest
Earlier this year, SIGA concluded its 11 year commitment
to the SIGA Enchanted Forest. As Saskatchewan’s
largest outdoor holiday light show, the proceeds from
the Enchanted Forest supported the Saskatoon City
Hospital Foundation and Saskatoon Zoo Foundation.
In 2009-2010, SIGA also supported organizations
and charitable events through our corporate relations
programs. Donations like corporate table purchases,
golf-hole sponsorships, logoed merchandise for silent
auctions and prizes, also support the fundraising efforts
of hundreds of organizations across the province.
Social
Responsibility
Education & Training
20%
Health &Well Being
18%
Sports & Recreation
21%
Business & Tourism
26%
Arts & Culture
15%