NANAIMO, BC, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, July 6th, Warni Fernando, Casino Nanaimo Security Officer will receive the
Chairman's Award of Merit for his heroic efforts and outstanding
professional conduct in a serious situation involving a suspect and a
member of the Nanaimo RCMP.
On May 12th, Mr. Fernando witnessed an altercation between a suspect and a member
of the Nanaimo RCMP in the parking lot outside the casino. The
altercation became physical and Mr. Fernando stepped in and subdued the
suspect from what had become a very serious situation. Mr. Fernando
held the suspect until other officers arrived.
The Chairman's Award of Merit is given to an individual who acts in the
noblest way in the threat of adverse danger, conditions and or
circumstances. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has awarded three
Chairman's Award of Merit citations in its 29 year history. "Great
Canadian Gaming Corporation is extremely lucky and thankful for having
such a courageous employee be a part of the Casino Nanaimo family,"
said Rod Baker, President, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.
What: Chairman's Award of Merit Ceremony for Warni Fernando
When: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Where: Casino Nanaimo, 620 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo
Mr. Fernando, members of Nanaimo RCMP and Great Canadian Gaming
Corporation will be available for interviews after the ceremony.
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations
For further information:
Manager, Media and Responsible Gambling
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation