Our next Casino will be October 12 & 13, 2017.
We will be seeking volunteers for these two days, and will email a sign up sheet to all preschool families. We hope to provide a shuttle bus for all volunteers to and from Century Casino Calgary, and each volunteer may have a complimentary meal in the casino restaurant during their shift. The volunteer positions are all easy to perform and overseen by a professional casino adviser who shows us what to do.
This is the single biggest fundraiser for the preschool. It takes place once every three years, and has historically brought in $45,000 to $50,000 directly towards our teachers’ salaries. This helps keep our program affordable for families.
The casino is part of a system run by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. As a non-profit society we are eligible to put our name forward for a casino date. A date is assigned to us by lottery when our turn comes. Then we provide volunteers to staff the casino in exchange for a percentage of the revenue. Many non-profit organizations across the province take advantage of this valuable support.
Our last casino in September 2014 was a great success. Many thanks to all our volunteers for working late hours in Calgary!!!