City Recognizes OLG for Community Contributions
Apr 3, 2019
The City of Greater Sudbury thanked Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for their continued support during a cheque presentation at Tom Davies Square today.
The City received almost $2.3 million for the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 from a portion of the revenues generated by Gateway Casino Sudbury. Since 2001 to the end of 2018, the City of Greater Sudbury has received $40.2 million.
Revenue received from OLG is used to enhance the City’s capital investments. During the last year, this revenue partially funded large capital projects, including construction on Municipal Road 15, the Whitson River bridge rehabilitation and the Capreol Community Improvement Program Waterfront Project.
“I’d like to thank OLG for their contributions to our community year after year,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “These funds support projects that enhance the quality of life of our residents and promote positive growth in Greater Sudbury. Today, we celebrate these contributions as well the support provided through the OLG Quest for Gold program for athletes like our very own Collin Cameron.”
Collin Cameron, a para nordic skier, has been living in Greater Sudbury since 2013. He won three bronze medals at the 2018 Winter Paralympic games in PyeongChang, as well as two world championships, most recently in 2019 in Prince George, British Columbia.
“OLG is proud to play an important part in Greater Sudbury by giving back to the community each year,” said Jake Pastore, Director of Municipal and Community Relations for OLG. “Each year contributions are made to benefit health care, amateur sports and local priorities. This support to communities across Ontario has been, and will continue to be, an essential part of OLG operations.”
Funds received by the municipality are based on the Municipality Contribution Agreement with OLG.
The Gateway Casinos operation in Greater Sudbury currently employs 129 full and part-time staff, has 409 slots and estimates 500,000 customer visits for the 2017 to 2018 year.