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BUILDING SUCCESS
OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:
The Gold Eagle Casino’s 34,033 square feet of floor space
includes a large gaming floor featuring 297 slot machines, 8 live
table games, deli, licensed gaming floor bar, Kihiw Restaurant, and
the Gold Ridge Centre. The Gold Eagle Casino has Responsible
Gaming accreditation.
The Kihiw restaurant and the Gold Ridge Centre play a major role in
the casino’s on-going success. The Kihiw is one of the Battleford’s
premiere restaurants, known for its unique cuisine and hospitality.
The Gold Ridge Centre is the host of meetings, weddings,
entertainment/shows, and conferences. This venue hosted a variety
of entertainment acts last year including: Comedian Ron James,
One Bad Son, Illusionist Darcy Oake, Oak Ridge Boys, Nazareth,
and Juice Newton.
This past year, Gold Eagle Casino announced a 5,000 square foot
smoke room expansion that will open in summer 2015. The new
expansion will enhance our patron’s experience and attract
new tourists to the Battlefords region. Along with the expansion
the Gold Eagle Casino will be adding additional slot games
and a multi-purpose room that will be able to accommodate
up to 75 guests.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Gold Eagle Casino is one of the largest employers in North
Battleford, employing over 300 people. The casino implemented
innovative strategies designed to increase workplace productivity,
retain employees, and provide employee development opportunities
to build skills that enhance the overall customer service experience.
This year we conducted 45 training events including online core
training for our employees.
SHARING SUCCESS
VOLUNTEERISM:
Gold Eagle Casino employees lend a helping hand through active
volunteerism in the local community. This past year employees
contributed over 350 volunteer hours. Volunteers participated in the
Safe Grad functions for John Paul II Collegiate, North Battleford
Comprehensive High School, and Sakewew High School. Our staff
also volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, Canada Day
Celebrations, Friendship Centre, Food Bank, Cornerstone Soup
Kitchen, and Operation Red Nose.
We have many employees that assist and coach sports, who
are involved in various boards such as Saskatchewan Tourism,
Battleford Union Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club, Chamber of
Commerce, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Battlefords Legion, Victim
Services, Youth Groups, Responsible Gaming and Cornerstone
Community Outreach.
SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS:
Festival of Trees – Battleford Union Hospital Foundation
North Battleford Boys & Girls Club
Battleford Indian Friendship Centre
CPCA (Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association)
Battlefords Sexual Assault Centre
Ducks Unlimited
Remembrance Day Service
Relay for Life
Battlefords Dance Festival
Northwest Territorial Days
Meadow Lake Rodeo
Children’s Festival
Hockey Day in Canada
Children’s Festival
Operation Red Nose
Oskayak Youth Centre
Battleford’s Family Health Centre’s Healthy Living Project
Bully Free Battlefords Awareness Event
Youth Outdoor Wellness Conference
Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival
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