What is Proud of Our People, Our Business, Our Community?
At Chances Dawson Creek, we recognize that our volunteer efforts and presence in the community is as integral to our business as the operation itself.
As a member of the Great Canadian family, Chances Dawson Creek is humbled by the opportunity be an active community partner in Dawson Creek and the region.
PROUD of our people, our business, our community is Chances Dawson Creek’s brand that represents our community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Simply put, we are PROUD of the positive difference that Chances Dawson Creek can make by supporting local organizations either through time, resources or talent.
PROUD of our people
Our PROUD employee volunteer program allows us as an organization to recognize, encourage and most importantly reward the efforts of our colleagues who volunteer and support their communities. It is because of their charitable endeavours and desire to help their community that we are able to achieve our goal which is to positively impact the various needs, causes and projects that matter the most in our communities.
PROUD of our business
Every year, Great Canadian invests over $2 million in communities across the country. Chances Dawson Creek’s PROUD community activities, countless volunteer hours and hundreds of events and fundraisers support this contribution and directly impacts local groups and those that they help.
PROUD of our community
Here is just a short list of some of the charitable organizations and projects Chances Dawson Creek has recently supported:
- Dawson Creek Fall Fair and Exhibition
- Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation
- South Peace Community Resources Society
To learn more about Great Canadian’s support of all of their communities, please click here.
Become a PROUD Chances Dawson Creek Community Partner
To help grow our PROUD commitment, we are always looking for opportunities to work with community leaders and organizations that effect positive change, in whatever capacity would be most valuable to them. Here are some common principles and values we look for in a PROUD community partner.
- We look to support groups and organizations whose mandate is local and whose work has a direct impact on their community.
- To create healthy and active relationships in our community, we strive for partnerships rather than a sponsorship.
- We value an organization’s diversity of programs they offer in support of their community.
- We expect groups and organizations to employ sound financial practices and sustainable funding tactics.
We encourage registered charities and non-profit organizations to contact us if they feel they are consistent with these principles, but regrettably we cannot support religious, political or advocacy groups, individual fundraising pursuits, or organizations that are inconsistent with our values.
Where the Money Goes
In British Columbia, approximately two-thirds of gross gaming revenue from the gaming facilities goes directly back to the government, through the BC Lottery Corporation, for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services. The remaining one-third of gaming revenue is retained by service providers, such as Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, to pay for wages, building costs, taxes and other operational services.
We believe that actions speak louder than words, which is why we always look for tangible opportunities to become involved with our community partners and organizations. By getting out there in our community to volunteer, help out, and give back our time, we strive to create a positive impact and produce visible results that ultimately help local organizations make our communities stronger for everyone to enjoy.
Here is a snapshot of some of Chances Dawson Creek’s recent community action.
September 2016 – Chances Dawson Creek pulls together last minute bake sale to help raise money for Terry Fox Foundation
Chances Dawson Creek participated in this year’s PROUD National Week of Caring by holding a bake sale for guests and team members in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. In total, over $700 was raised – not bad considering the bake sale was their plan B after they were forced to cancel their car wash due to poor weather!
How We Can Help
One of the ways Chances Dawson Creek supports its community is by hosting various fundraiser events that bring people together and help raise money for an important and meaningful cause.
If you’re part of a local organization whose work and diversity of programs are dedicated to the community, we would be happy to review your community partnership request.
If you would like to inquire about community partnership opportunities, please contact Nicole Bloxom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To give you an idea of how we might support your next fundraiser event, here are some of the services we offer for our community groups and organizations.
- Community Casino Night
- Auction Entertainment Packages
- Fundraising Events
- Facility Use
Community Casino Night
Our parent company, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, was founded on charity casino events dating back to early 1980’s. In the spirit of keeping this part of our history alive, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation together with our Chances Dawson Creek team is able to support you in creating a casino themed event.
We will provide the following for a period of up to four hours:
- Four blackjack tables
- Outgoing and engaging dealers
- Other necessary equipment to host the casino themed event
The charity organization hosting the event will be responsible for obtaining an appropriate license for the casino event.
If you wish to add the thrill of a casino themed night to your event, please email your request to Nicole Bloxom at email@example.com.
Auction Prizing & Packaging
To help profile your next silent or live auction event Great Canadian sites are able to donate certificates, night out or exclusive entertainment packages to mark any and every occasion. From luxurious hotel stays at the Four Diamond River Rock Casino Resort to exclusive VIP dining experiences and exhilarating passes at the best racetracks in Western Canada, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Beer and Burger Combo
Let us take care of your charity or non-profit’s next fundraising event from start to finish. Chances Dawson Creek is happy to consider your request to host a beer and burger fundraiser on site with partial proceeds going directly to your charity or non-profit. Our team will work with you to accommodate your needs, customize your fundraiser, and create a fun and social event that everyone can support and enjoy.
Looking for a place to hold your fundraiser or gala? Many community groups have used our facilities to amp up their event.
At Chances Dawson Creek, volunteering is one of the key pillars of our community giving. If your organization is in need of volunteers who are required to support you in numerous activities or for a special event, please let us know what you need, and we will do our best to generate interest and awareness amongst our staff.
Have another idea of how you think we could help your organization or cause? Let us know by submitting a community partnership request.
If you have any questions about how we can help, please contact Nicole Bloxom at firstname.lastname@example.org.