MEDIA ADVISORY - SECURITY OFFICER FROM CASINO NANAIMO TO RECIEVE CHAIRMAN'S AWARD OF MERIT FOR HIS HEROIC EFFORTS INVOLVING AN RCMP OFFICER

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:

Please contact:
Sonja Mandic,
Manager, Media and Responsible Gambling
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
604.889.7114.
smandic@gcgaming.com


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