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BUILDING SUCCESS

Operational Highlights

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.

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

• 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

Pow Wow

• 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.