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owned and operated First Nations company,
SIGA will continue to honour and respect
our values by conducting our business with
integrity, developing good relations and giving
back to the communities where we live and
work. This year, SIGA once again invested
$1.3M to support hundreds of community
groups across Saskatchewan through our
sponsorship program. This investment is
on top of the 100% of gaming profits which
are returned to our beneficiaries, the First
Nations communities of Saskatchewan and
the communities in which we operate. SIGA
is also investing in our future, by providing
scholarships to First Nations students in our
third annual First Nations Scholarship Awards
Program. We are also developing an Employer
Supported Volunteer program, to support and
recognize our many employees who are active
members in their community.
While providing an excellent entertainment
experience for our customers is our business,
it is important to do so in a responsible
manner. Keeping gaming fun for everyone
benefits our customers, our communities,
and our shareholders to remain sustainable
for the long term. SIGA is committed to
Responsible Gaming, and we will continue
to make investments to the First Nations
Rehabilitation Foundation, work collaboratively
with advocacy groups, provide information
for our customers, and research best
business practices to keep casino gaming in
Saskatchewan an enjoyable activity for adults.
Since our humble beginnings 14 years ago, we
have grown SIGA into one of Saskatchewan’s
most prominent companies, generating millions
of dollars annually for our beneficiaries. The
impact SIGA has had on the First Nation
communities that own us and Saskatchewan
has been tremendous. We are proud of our
history, our traditions, our impact, and our
vision for the future. I would like to thank our
4 million patrons and partners for their support
and commitment to mutual success. We are
successful when you are. I would also like to
thank the Board, management and staff and
many business partners for your dedication
to our ongoing success. Together our efforts
serve a mandate to strengthen the lives of First
Nations people through employment, economic
growth, positive community relations and
financial self reliance.
Sincerely,
ZANE HANSEN
President & CEO