Signal Point Gaming will provide more than $54,000 in cash and in-kind donations for the 40th Annual B.C. Elders Gathering taking place in Williams Lake July, 11 to 14.
Darwin Stump, events co-ordinator and sponsorship chair, said the host community Tletinqox Government, is proud to announce that Signal Point Gaming will be a co-supporting sponsor for the event.
Signal Point Gaming has offered a $5,000 cash donation to the Tletinqox Government plus in-kind donations for a total of $54,940.
Signal Point Gaming will provide the conference room for Site B arts and crafts ($3,940); dinner for up to 150 guests at the Point Restaurant each night from July 11 to 14 ($6,000); $5 bingo fee for elders ($25,000); plus signature bingo dabbers ($15,000).
Shawna Phillips, a Signal Point Gaming senior manager, said Signal Point is very excited to support the Elders Gathering.
“First Nations, all around the surrounding Williams Lake area, have made the success we are today at Signal Point Gaming, so we have to show our support in return,” Phillips said of the donations.
“We are very pleased to show our support of B.C. Elders coming to Williams Lake, B.C.”
“I know the owner of Signal Point Gaming, Merle Gardner, and I knew she would push her team to support the gathering,” Stump said, “Merle is a big supporter of events that benefit the City of Williams Lake, and also a supporter of charities, trying to make a difference.
“I am a former employee under Merle’s supervision, and I saw how she supports charities, so when we were working on sponsorships, I thought to myself, why not present our proposal to Signal Point Gaming, and I am thankful for their support.”