Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Recognizes SHARE Family & Community Services As Its 'Signature Charitable Partner'

Chuck Keeling, Vice President Stakeholder Relations and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Raj Mutti, Executive Director, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver together with Martin Wyant, Chief Executive Officer, SHARE Family & Community Services and Ed Yee, Chair of the Board of Directors for SHARE, look forward to the new partnership between Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and SHARE Family & Community Services. (CNW Group/Hard Rock Casino Vancouver)

COQUITLAM, BC, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - With the vision to be the headliner in gaming, hospitality, and entertainment, led by passion and innovation, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver has recently activated and put into motion one of its core value principles of caring as the property has recognized SHARE Family & Community Services to be its signature charitable partner.

"At Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, caring is a value that showcases our passion for everything we do, at work, outside of work, and in the community. As a team, we were active in seeking an organization within our community that does an amazing job in making a difference and we believe SHARE has achieved that by supporting individuals and families in the Tri-Cities for over 40 years," said Raj Mutti, Executive Director for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. "As our signature charitable partner, we'll look to develop even further a meaningful relationship with SHARE that goes beyond just financial considerations. This will be a partnership, not a sponsorship," Mutti continued.

SHARE Family & Community Services has a rich history that dates back to 1972 when the journey began with Gertie Grosser, founder of the organization, and her clothing exchange operation run out of her home. Today, the organization is embedded into the fabric of Tri-Cities and focuses on uprooting poverty, promoting social well-being and building inclusive communities.

In 2012-2013, SHARE distributed 19,197 food hampers, provided 592,336 pounds of food, and assisted numerous families and children through their programs with the support of 1,695 volunteers who gave 45,364 hours of service.

"SHARE is excited to be named as the signature charitable partner for the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. We are particularly excited about the new opportunities to merge great entertainment with fundraising opportunities that bring tremendous benefits to the people we serve in our Tri-Cities community," said Martin Wyant, Chief Executive Officer SHARE Family & Community Services.

In addition to partnering with SHARE, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will continue to support many other non-organizations and community groups in the area both financially, through volunteering efforts and random acts of kindness.

About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will have something for everyone.  For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver  and Twitter twitter.comHardRockCasinoV.

The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC ("HRHH"), an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

SOURCE Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

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