We are excited to announce the launch of the new IGT machines to add to our Tap ‘N Play library in Brampton.
In June, at each Delta Bingo & Gaming Centre in Ontario; Tap ‘N Play was added to each Gecko. Tap ‘N Play games are similar to the TapTix machine games with multi-play, bright graphics and some progressive jackpots. Give them a try if you get the chance, we’d love to hear what you think.
The newest machines available at Delta Bingo & Gaming Brampton are from IGT, some of these new games you may recognize from other locations and we are thrilled to offer you these new Tap ‘N Play games.
Delta Bingo and its 16 Ontario gaming locations are very proud of the contribution its customers have made in supporting local charities through playing at Delta Bingo locations across Ontario.
“Our customers have embraced the enhancements that we’ve made at our gaming centres due to the revitalization and modernization of charitable bingo. New games, new machines and in-house restaurants have continued to help build a wonderful experience for our customers. On behalf of Delta Bingo & Gaming, I want to thank our customers, our employees, our partners and the many charity volunteers that work so hard in our communities, we are proud to help charitable bingo achieve this milestone of $150 million raised and make such a vital contribution in each of the communities that a Delta resides.” Cam Johnstone, CEO Delta Bingo & Gaming
Thank you again to our customers, our employees, our partners and the many charity volunteers that work so hard in our communities.
Patrons and staff of Delta Bingo & Gaming St. Clair were pleased to present a cheque for $5,000.00 to help support the nutrition program at Carleton Village
Delta Bingo & Gaming St.Clair donates $5000 to Carleton Village Nutrition Program.
Junior and Senior Sports & Wellness Academy.
The Carleton Village Nutrition Program at the elementary school which serves students from junior kindergarten to grade 8, helps to provide a healthy snack for the 300 students daily – they are also provided the opportunity to purchase an inexpensive nutritious lunch from the school cafeteria. Currently the Nutrition Program is suffering from a funding shortfall as current donations and grants do not cover the cost of this important initiative.
“The staff and patrons here at Delta Bingo St. Clair know the value of community programs such as this Carleton Village Nutrition Program. We thank our customers and staff for providing some much needed assistance to this important program that helps kids in our community” said Cam Johnstone, President of Delta Bingo and Gaming.
Delta Bingo & Gaming patrons donated money through BBQs, draws and general donations, and the staff donated a portion of their income through a weekly dress down days.
To find out more about Carleton Village School, click here.
The Optimist Club of Barrie is a service organization with 33 members including two students. In March 2016, the Optimist Club of Barrie celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing service in the Barrie Community. Its mission is to provide hope and positive vision. Optimist brings the best out in kids. Providing hands on projects and sponsorships for youth.
The Club’s purpose is in part to aid and encourage the development of youth. There is a strong belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community, life and the world.
The funds raised at Delta Boardwalk Gaming Centre Barrie by the Optimist Club of Barrie are used to sponsor child and youth programs in the City of Barrie such as: junior golf, baseball, soccer, bowling, curling, youth essay contests, and scout troops. Annually, the Optimist Club hosts the Central Ontario Youth Seminar and math and chess tournaments.
Funds are also used for financial donations to child and youth oriented groups in the Barrie community such as: Youth Haven Barrie, COPE Service Dogs, Seasons Centre for Grieving Children, Candlelighters (children living with cancer), Samaritan House, Simcoe Community Services, Canadian Childhood Cancer, Terry Fox and Talk is Free Theatre.
Recently, the Optimist Club of Barrie hosted a cheques presentation at Delta Boardwalk Gaming Centre Barrie and presented a total of $5,640 to the following youth oriented organizations, Simcoe Community Services Foundation, 11th Barrie Scouts, Little Rocks Curling Club, and the Barrie Soccer Club.
The St. Catharines CYO Heat is a hockey program, which supports those individuals with special needs learn and enjoy the game of hockey.
Now in its 16th year, the CYO Heat was established to ensure that those within the Niagara Region including, players from Hamilton to Fort Erie with special needs, be it physical or developmental, have an opportunity to participate, play and enjoy Canada’s favorite past-time. Players of all ages are welcome and a desire to learn and play the game and enjoy the experience is all that is required. On a yearly basis, approximately 50 players participate in this program.
The CYO Heat have a weekly on-ice program which entails instructional time teaching the various elements of the game – skating, puck control, team work, team play and game environment. This program supports players of different ages with a wide-variety of skills. Junior and Senior sections are established on the ice, based on skills – not age. The CYO Heat is proud to boast a remarkable volunteer base of coaching and supporting staff providing high coach to player ratio.
Fundraising is essential to this program as it allows the CYO Heat to offer this program at an affordable rate. Fundraising helps offset the cost so, that individuals that otherwise cannot otherwise afford to play now have the opportunity to participate and enjoy the game of hockey!
Both the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 24 and St. Catharines CYO Minor Hockey, support this wonderful program through charitable bingo gaming revenues raised at Delta Gaming St. Catharines.
This year, the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 24 provided monies to help offset the cost of ice and is looking to further support this program based on revenues received and other commitment. St. Catharines CYO Minor Hockey also supports this program by helping to subsidize the registration cost making hockey more affordable for everyone.
100% Actifs is a charity that offers services providing children 9 to 12 years old with the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities in seven local elementary schools. The money raised through the Boardwalk Gaming Hawkesbury and charity gaming allows for the purchase of equipment, materials for staff and volunteers, and also help fund activities and services offered at all levels of programming within the organization.
Distress Centre Oakville supports people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.
They provide free, confidential, inbound and outbound phone, text and chat services staffed by highly trained volunteers.
Anyone can contact the Distress Centre, about anything, at any time. Caring, compassionate volunteers will listen without judgment to provide emotional support, befriend or intervene in times of crisis, when callers may be having thoughts of suicide. Volunteers help people explore options to find hope. They also provide referrals to services in the community if requested.
The Distress Centre is an integral part of the continuum of care for mental health and well-being and an active contributor to suicide prevention.
Since 2010, the Distress Centre has raised between $5,000 to $15,000 annually at Delta Gaming Centre Oakville. Funds raised through charitable gaming are use for:
Software Licenses and Support – The iCarol system is integral to the Distress Centre. It is used to log call data, access information, and manage scheduling. It provides reporting to understand trends in call volumes, types, and demographics. This system also supports the Text & Chat services.
Telephone, answering services and internet – Multiple Phone, Text and Chat lines are required to support over 1,200 conversations each month. Secure internet access is required to access the iCarol tool. The website is the main access portal for clients to contact volunteers by Chat.
Volunteer Training – Volunteer training is eight weeks, 24 hours total training time, and two mentoring shifts prior to volunteers engaging with clients. It involves certifications in CPR++, safeTALK and much more!
Brochures and Marketing Materials – Print materials provide the base for client outreach. They are distributed widely at speaking engagements, awareness events, fundraisers, community centres, hospitals and other health care facilities.
Charitable Gaming funds support functions that are critical in providing accessible, confidential, no cost, phone/text/chat services with caring and well trained volunteers for people who need to talk. Distress Centre Oakville facilitates over 1,200 conversations each month while operating on a 40:1 volunteer/staff ratio! In 201, Distress Centre Oakville participated in over 1,000 conversations that involved direct crisis and/or suicide.
In 2016-17, Distress Centre Oakville will collaborate with Distress Centre North Halton by linking their call centre technology. They will evolve with shared services, a combined website and market their services together to create synergy in their impact.
Charitable Gaming plays an integral role in fundraising efforts and is considered one of Distress Centre’s most valuable partners.
“I spent so much time looking at the phone afraid to call. This call changed my life and I’m eternally grateful. One day I’m going to look back at this conversation and realize it’s the day that I started to live.”
“The volunteers at the Distress Centre are my lifeline.”
“Volunteering at the Distress Centre has allowed me to touch the lives of others in a meaningful way.”
“Talking to you on the line keeps me from feeling like I’m having panic attacks and it always helps get me out of my own head and process things better.”
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