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BUILDING SUCCESS

Operational Highlights

Dakota Dunes Casino opened in August 2007 and is one of SIGA’s largest properties.

The casino is located on Whitecap Dakota First Nation and features an award winning

design that artistically captures the natural rolling hills, wild grass and dunes found in

the region.

SHARING SUCCESS

Volunteerism

The volunteer committee took on a variety of community

initiatives this past year. Casino volunteers adopted St. Mary’s

School, served Christmas Dinner and collected toys for

classrooms. In addition, a bus full of toys and other items

were given to the Salvation Army.

Sponsorship Highlights

• KidSport

• St. Mary’s Wellness & Education Centre Dance Troupe &

Pow Wow

• City Hospital Foundation

• 2015 Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce “Celebrate

Success” Awards

• 2015 National Aboriginal Curling Championship

• Ronald McDonald House

• Saskatoon Pride Parade

• Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre

• Kidney Walk

• White Buffalo Youth Lodge

The casino facility contains 86,500 square feet of

entertainment space with 620 slot machines, 22 table games

and a ten station Touchbet Electronic Roulette/Mini-Baccarat

game. The casino also provides a full-service recently refreshed

restaurant and a fully functional multi-purpose room for large

banquets and other special events. The Dakota Dunes Casino

has Responsible Gaming accreditation.

Dakota Dunes Casino hosted a number of conferences and

performances this past year including Rap/Hip-Hop duo Salt-

N-Pepa with Eekwol, Diva’s – Bonnie Kilroe (tribute show), Rory

Allen (tribute show), Irish Rovers, the Amazing Kreskin and UFC

Fighter Randy Couture.

Employee Development Highlights

The casino employs over 440 people from the region of which

73% of employees identified as First Nations. The management

team continues to focus on developing its work force by

providing educational opportunities for its employees. A total of

1,783 learning participants engaged in training in the 2015-

2016 fiscal year. The Human Resources team is committed to

working together to create a happy working culture.