VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - British Columbia's Ministry of Children and Family Development has named Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Hastings Racecourse a recipient of a 2018 Child Care Award of Excellence in appreciation of outstanding service provided to children and families in B.C.
In making the announcement, the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, said that every two years the Child Care Awards of Excellence recognize the valuable contribution made in support of early learning and child care in British Columbia.
"You are making valuable contributions to children and families and we commend you for your work," the Ministry announced, referring to the Hastings Park Childcare Centre operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood House that opened on April 1, 2011. The Centre provides 44 spaces that include facilities for infants, toddlers and children aged three to five years.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by the Ministry of Children and Family Development for our investment in, an commitment to, the Hastings Park Childcare Centre as part of our community benefits agreement with the City of Vancouver for the operation of Hastings Racecourse," said Terrance Doyle, Chief Operating Officer of Great Canadian Gaming, the parent company of Hastings Racecourse. "We have been proud and vested partners in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood and the Childcare Centre is an important part of the role we play in that area of the City."
The 2018 Child Care Award of Excellence was accepted on behalf of Great Canadian and Hastings Racecourse by Darren MacDonald, General Manager, Hastings Racecouse and Director, BC Racing, at the Child Care Awards of Excellence Dinner on Saturday, September 22.
Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a BC based company that operates 28 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. Fundamental to the company's culture 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 $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2017, over 1,900 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.
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations
For further information: Sonja Mandic, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, 604.889.7114, [email protected]