Cranbroook (Ktunaxa Nation)
The Ktunaxa Nation uses its share of provincial gaming revenue from the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino (also known as the Casino of the Rockies) to give back to the community and enhance the award-winning resort, which was developed in partnership with Samson Cree and Mnjikaning First Nations, which opened in 2000.
In 2022/23, Casino of the Rockies contributed to the Ktunaxa Nation community and economy in a variety of ways. Here are just a few.
Community Gaming Grants
Funds generated by lottery, casino and sports-betting go back to the Province of B.C. which distributes it in many ways, including through its Community Gaming Grants program. Last year, 21 human and social services along with sport focused organizations in Cranbrook received Community Gaming Grants, totalling $809,300.
This funding supports the delivery of accessible and inclusive programs and services within the community.
Organizations in Cranbrook that received a Community Gaming Grant last year include::
• East Kootenay Foundation for Health
• Key City Gymnastics Society
• Blue Lake Forest Education Society
St. Eugene Resort Enhancements
The Ktunaxa Nation, Samson Cree and Mnjikaning First Nation came together to develop the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino of the Rockies. The Ktunaxa Nation uses its share of provincial gambling revenue from the casino to improve the resort and attract even more tourism to the area. The resort also provides employment for the local community with a quarter of the team being of First Nations descent.
Did you know?
Casino of the Rockies works with many local vendors including Kootenay Tailor Shop, Cranbrook Drycleaners, MJ’s Floral Designs, and Kootenay Communications Ltd. In 2022, Casino of the Rockies gave back to the community through donations to a multitude of organizations, including CFKR Shelter for Ukrainians Society, Cranbrook Food Bank Society, and Cranbrook Street Angels.
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