Media Advisory - View Royal Casino to Launch the WestShore Express Shuttle on May 5, 2016

VICTORIA, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - After a year of planning and development, View Royal Casino in partnership with Wilson's Transportation Ltd are excited to announce the launch of the WestShore Express Shuttle scheduled for Thursday, May 5.

The WestShore Express Shuttle will provide an affordable and reliable transportation option for passengers travelling from the casino to Victoria's International Airport, BC Ferries terminal, Uptown and Downtown Victoria. View Royal Casino and Wilson's Transportation have partnered to provide the service with the aim of connecting the communities of West Shore with the remainder of the island.

"We are extremely proud and thrilled to be able to present this transportation option that will not only provide greater access to our communities, but it will also allow for greater exposure for many local businesses in the area," said Chris Lynn, Executive Director, Island Operations, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

To celebrate this important milestone, Mayor of View Royal, David Screech along with Mayor of Langford, Stewart Young, as well as other members of the community, will participate in the launch ceremony scheduled to take place at the View Royal Casino on Thursday, May 5 at 10 am.

"I am confident that the WestShore Express Shuttle will provide a great benefit to our region amongst which of course is greater access for locals and tourists," said Mayor David Screech.

"I would like to recognize the efforts of the View Royal Casino in making this shuttle service a reality. Their dedication and commitment to this project has been tremendous and that is what makes them a great community partner," said Mayor Stewart Young.

"The WestShore Express is a project that we committed to with View Royal Casino as we believe that there is a great opportunity to connect both visitors and residents alike with the West Shore Community," said John Wilson, CEO of Wilson's Transportation. "It will also provide people living on the West Shore easy access to other modes of transportation including the BC Ferries and the Victoria Airport."

The shuttle cost is $5 per ride or $10 for an all-day fare which allows unlimited use. Passengers will also have the ability to utilize the park and ride service that will be available at the View Royal Casino.

What: WestShore Express Shuttle Launch Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 5 at 10 am
Where: View Royal Casino, 1708 Island Hwy, Victoria

To learn more about the WestShore Express Shuttle and see the detailed routes, please visit http://www.viewroyalcasino.com/shuttle/.

ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a Canadian based company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company has 19 gaming properties, which consists of twelve casinos, including a four Diamond resort hotel in Richmond, British Columbia and a four star resort in Moncton, New Brunswick, four horse racetrack casinos and three community gaming centres. A key element of Great Canadian's business model is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2 million in our communities, and in 2015, over 2,000 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.

ABOUT WILSON'S TRANSPORTATION LTD.

Wilson's Transportation Ltd. is a locally owned and operated business in the Victoria community for over 35 years known for its exceptional customer service. As Vancouver Island's largest charter transportation company with over 140 vehicles available, Wilson's Transportation offers charters and rentals for all types of groups and events from small elite tours to large conferences. In addition to its core business offering of bus charters and rentals, the company operates Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria as well as scheduled services including the YYJ Airport Shuttle and the BC Ferries Connector. The company also operates an eight bay mechanical and body shop facility where its contracts include retrofitting BC Transit buses. Wilson's is committed to actively supporting a healthy and vibrant community not only through sponsorships and charitable donations but also by having its leadership team volunteer on various boards and committees.

SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations

For further information: Sonja Mandic, Director, Media Relations and Social Responsibility, 604.889.7114, smandic@gcgaming.com


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