AWA Fundrasing Casino

UPDATE: The AWA raised $68,000 at the Casino over our 2 day event in August. This will fund the AWA for the rest of 2019, through 2020 and into 2021 until our next casino which should be in mid 2021. 

Well it was bound to happen sometime. We drew the short straw for our casino this year and it is going to be on the August long weekend. We tried to switch the date but we couldn't find anyone to take this date. Please help us out if you are going to be in Calgary for the long weekend.  

The AWA's next fund raising casino is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, 2019 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino. Casinos generate around $65,000 every time we are able to get one. We get a casino every 21 months so it averages to about $40,000 per year that goes to support our programs like the Schools in Pools, Alberta Summer Games and the development of our facilities like Canoe Meadows. 

We need to fill 36 shifts over 2 days at the casino. Shifts run from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, 6:45 pm to 3:45 am, and Count Room shifts run from 11:00 pm to 3:45 am. We have an online registration form  where you register for a shift and pick your task.

Meals are provided while you are on the premises and mileage compensation and a hotel room is available for people coming from out-of-town. Each person that volunteers for a shift earns a $100 credit for their club or their competitive canoe/kayak discipline.

Your assistance in helping us to run the casino is essential for the financial future of the AWA and the programs and activities that we are running.

The Deerfoot Inn is located at 11500 - 35 Street SE, Calgary just off Barlow Trail and Deerfoot in the deep south quadrant.

Thank you for volunteering.

Kurtis Broda, President

Sue Lee, Casino Chairperson