The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel 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 reopened in November 1996 and has
been successfully operating ever since.
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.
• Annual Moose Mountain Rodeo
• All Folk’d Up Music Festival
• Whitewood Chacachas Rodeo
• Travelling Diabetes Resource Program
• Archaeo Caravan – Museum education program
• Brighter Futures for Children 2014
• Regina Treaty Status Indian Services Christmas hampers
• Regina Urban Treaty Days
• Estevan Golden Eels Summer Meet
• Learning the Land Education Project
• White Bear Education Complex Annual Inter-School
• Deep South Barrel Racing Series
• White Bear Ladies Golf Tournament
• 13th Annual Perogy Run
• Women’s Health Day
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is a 30,000 square foot facility
with 135 slot machines and four live table games. It is the first
SIGA casino to have a hotel with 35 rooms and features a
comfortable stay with a continental breakfast and fitness facility.
In early 2014, Growlers Restaurant went through a series of
improvements in the kitchen to bring it up to date. Continuing
facility upgrades are required in order to remain the ultimate
Stay & Play experience in the Southeast Saskatchewan area.
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel has RGCheck accreditation
from the Responsible Gambling Council.
Bear Claw Casino & Hotel continues to host indoor and outdoor
events throughout the year. Indoor events included dinner
shows in the newly finished banquet room, featuring
The InClines (Patsy Cline tribute), The Emeralds, The Lonely
Boys (Roy Orbison tribute), All You Need Is Love (Beatles
tribute), Rory Allen (Elvis tribute) and Having a Party (Rod
Stewart tribute) to name a few. The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel
hosts an annual pow wow on the last weekend in August.
Employee Development Highlights
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel currently employs over 150
people from the local area. A youth employment program was
first initiated and piloted at Bear Claw Hotel and Growlers
Restaurant (located within the Bear Claw Casino) that employs
youth ages 16-18. This initiative gives 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.