Maple Ridge's Newest Destination for Excitement, Chances Maple Ridge, Officially Opens Today!

Atlantic Crossing to kick-off the Grand Opening party on October 23!

MAPLE RIDGE, BC, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The wait is finally over as the newest entertainment destination in Maple Ridge - Chances Maple Ridge - officially opens today, Wednesday, October 23 at 5 p.m. To mark this special milestone, an amazing performance by a local tribute band, Atlantic Crossing will kick-off the Grand Opening party.

Chances Maple Ridge, located on the corner of 227th Street and Lougheed Highway, boasts a variety of slot machines, electronic and paper bingo and an exceptional dining destination, The Well. With a modern industrial feel that pays homage to the history of the community, inviting atmosphere, live entertainment programming on weekends and a sumptuous menu, The Well is sure to offer a memorable guest experience.

"We have been on an amazing journey in the last eleven months as we have worked tirelessly to build this great venue. Today we celebrate and look forward to sharing this unique and inviting property with our guests and the community," said Andy LaCroix, General Manager, Chances Maple Ridge.

Chances Maple Ridge will open to the public following the official ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will be attended by members of the community along with representatives from the District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. To keep the excitement and party going, Atlantic Crossing will hit the stage at 7:45 p.m. while the first 100 guests will be presented with a commemorative Chances Maple Ridge gift.

Next up on the Chances Maple Ridge calendar, BC born country music singer, Aaron Pritchett will perform at Chances Maple Ridge on November 1 and 2 with a start time of 9:30 p.m. on both nights. Pritchett will perform his hit singles and host a public meet and greet after each performance. "I love being able to have that one-on-one connection with my fans," said Pritchett. Over his career, Pritchett has earned many accolades and awards including the CCMA for Independent Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2007.

For more information on the Grand Opening of Chances Maple Ridge and Aaron Pritchett's performance, please visit www.chancesmapleridge.com or follow Chances Maple Ridge on Facebook www.facebook.com/ChancesMR and Twitter @ChancesMR.

Chances Maple Ridge is a property owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations

For further information:

Sonja Mandic - Manager, Media and Responsible Gambling, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation / 604.303.1000 / smandic@gcgaming.com