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BUILDING SUCCESS
OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is SIGA’s most historic casino.
Originally opened in 1993 on the White Bear First Nation, near
Carlyle, Saskatchewan, it was shut down in what was a highly
contentious and emotional part of history between First Nations
and the provincial government regarding gaming in Saskatchewan.
The casino re-opened in November 1996 and has been successfully
operating ever since.
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is the first SIGA casino to have
a hotel with 35 rooms and features a comfortable stay with a
continental breakfast and fitness facilities. In early 2014, Growlers
restaurant went through a series of updates in the kitchen to
bring it up to date. Continuing facility upgrades is required in order
to remain the ultimate Stay & Play experience in the White Bear
Resort area. The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel has Responsible
Gaming accreditation.
Bear Claw Casino & Hotel continues to host outdoor events during
the summer. Last year, Bear Claw Casino presented two outdoor
concerts, featuring Trooper and Sammy Kershaw, respectively.
Indoor events included dinner shows in the newly finished banquet
room, featuring tribute artists and polka bands.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Bear Claw Casino & Hotel currently employ over 150 people from
the local area. A youth employment program at Bear Claw Hotel
and Growler’s Restaurant (located beside the Bear Claw Casino)
employs youth ages 16-18. This initiative provides youth in the
surrounding communities the opportunity to receive the necessary
skills to advance their education and careers, and secondly to fulfill
SIGA’s long-term recruitment strategy.
SHARING SUCCESS:
VOLUNTEERISM:
The employees at the Bear Claw Casino & Hotel continue to give
back by volunteering at various community events. This year our
volunteers fundraised for charity, cleaned along the local highway,
served meals and collected warm clothing. Bear Claw Casino &
Hotel volunteers also assist at the local round dance, and Carlyle
Food Bank. Our volunteers are pleased to be making a positive
difference in the communities where we live and work.
SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS:
100th Year Commemorative “Awakening the Spirit”
Annual Moose Mountain Rodeo
All Folk’d Up Music Festival
Chief Denton George Memorial
In Celebration of Women Gala
Ochapowace Minor Fastball Tournament
Whitewood Chacachas Rodeo
Travelling Diabetes Resource Program
Archaeo Caravan – Museum education program
Royal Saskatchewan Museum 20th Anniversary
First Nations Gallery
Brighter Futures for Children 2014
Moosomin Armoury Centennial Gala
Nurturing Minds Universal Breakfast/lunch Program
The Woman in the Mirror: A Women’s Self Empowering Group
Regina Treaty Status Indian Services Christmas hampers and
Community meal
“Honouring Our Residential School Students and Survivors”
Traditional Pow Wow
Regina Urban Treaty Days
BEAR CLAW CASINO & HOTEL
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