KAWARTHA CLUB BINGO OF PETERBOROUGH CELEBRATING MORE THAN $8 MILLION FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
March 2, 2012
Over the past six years, Kawartha Club Bingo and the more than 40 associated charities have generated more than $8 million for charitable programs and services such as local food banks, health caregivers, education programs, and other worthy causes that provide a direct benefit to the citizens of the City of Peterborough. Some of these charities include the YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough, Canadian Mental Health Association, the Peterborough and Kawartha Rotary Club, the area Lions Club, and Kawartha Music Company.
Complimentary cake and coffee was offered to customers this afternoon to thank them for supporting the community through their play of electronic and paper-based bingo games.
“On behalf of all of the owners of Kawartha Club Bingo, we want to thank our entire team for constantly delivering to our customers the highest levels of customer service and for striving each day to exceed their expectations,” said Brooke Robinson, Owner/Operator, Kawartha Club Bingo Gaming Centre.
“Congratulations to everyone past and present who have contributed of their time and talents to raise money to meet the needs of those less fortunate in our community. The milestone we are celebrating here today is a reflection of the importance of volunteers and partnerships. When we work together, much can be accomplished,” said Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough during a special cheque presentation to Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett.
In accepting the donation, Mayor Bennett said, "I am delighted to congratulate Kawartha Club Bingo and the volunteers of more than 40 local charities, whose efforts have raised substantial funds in support of important programs and services for the people of Peterborough."
“We are proud of the efforts of Kawartha Club Bingo and all of the charity volunteers,” said Ron Ko, the Director of Bingo Gaming from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). “Kawartha Club Bingo was one of the first bingo halls in Ontario to be part of a pilot program to offer electronic versions of paper bingo games. The results have been great for local charities and for the community.”
Across Ontario, through the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative, electronic and paper-based games will be introduced to provide a new entertainment experience at local gaming centres. OLG is joining forces with the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA), Commercial Gaming Association Ontario (CGAO), and municipalities to provide a new product line of charitable games to complement existing paper bingo games. The collaboration will result in increased support for local charities.
“Kawartha Club Bingo is a model of what charitable bingo and gaming can mean to a community,” said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association, representing thousands of community charities across Ontario.
New player enhancements for the charitable gaming industry will build on the six pilot sites operating across Ontario, including: Boardwalk Gaming Centre Barrie, Boardwalk Gaming Centre Sudbury, Breakaway Gaming Centre in Windsor, Kawartha Club Bingo in Peterborough, Paradise Gaming Centre in Windsor, and Treasure Chest Bingo in Kingston. These sites have generated nearly $40 million for their local charities since 2005.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, bingos, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $34 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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