Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

June 04, 2009 09:30 ET

Only Casino Resort in the Canadian Rockies Celebrates First Birthday

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino marks milestone with five days of special events

KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) -

Editors Note: A photo is included with this press release.

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino celebrates its first birthday with five days of special events June 10 - 14, 2009 in Kananaskis Country, just 30 minutes west of Calgary.

Join the Stoney Nakoda Nations, resort staff, Calgarians, Bow Valley residents, media, tourism industry and special guests for an exciting weekend of entertainment and unique experiences at the only casino resort in the Canadian Rockies.

Make the short drive from Calgary, Banff or Canmore to experience the myriad of events starting with a Cash Cube Giveaway and Hotel Draws on Wednesday, followed by entertainment from Tim Clarke on Thursday night. Experience an evening Celebration with a Poker Tournament, Magician, Feather Girls, live entertainment with Pandora's Kiss and complimentary appetizers on Friday. Saturday brings a full afternoon and evening party with Pam Crawford, Feather Girls, and dessert stations throughout the casino. The weekend wraps up with a full day of events including Stoney Nakoda's 1st Annual outdoor Show & Shine, BBQ lunch, and the launch of the Canadian Rockies Biggest Hot Dog and Hamburger complete with complimentary samples.

"This is a moment that all of the staff and the Stoney Nation can be proud of, not only as a business venture, but as a modern rendition of cultural diversity at its finest," states Stoney Nakoda Resort General Manager, Andrew Shepherd. "Perseverance, high moral e and strong dedication will propel the Casino and Resort onward to assured future successes. This weeklong celebration of the first year of business at the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino is a time of accolade for us, but also a time to show our appreciation to the community and our future patrons."

Nestled at the eastern edge of the mountains, with all the comprehensive amenities of an award-winning resort, Stoney Nakoda Resort includes the only casino in Alberta's Rocky Mountains - 300 slot machines and 15 gaming tables - 3 restaurants, a full-service multifunctional conference and banquet facility featuring an entertainment showroom with regular dinner show performances, 111 spacious guest rooms and suites, an indoor swimming pool with water slides (opening Summer 2009) and a fitness center. With 7 world class golf courses just minutes away, world class rafting on the Kananaskis River, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and onsite tours with Kananaskis Heli Tours, Stoney Nakoda Resort is an adventurer's dream and a family destination with something for everyone.

The resort is themed around the Stoney Nakoda First Nation's unique cultural heritage and is displayed throughout the resort. Outstanding amenities and the focus on indigenous cultural heritage makes for a truly one-of-a-kind experience in the beautiful Kananaskis region.

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Event Schedule

Wednesday, June 10: Cash Cube Giveaways and Hotel Draws.

Thursday, June 11: Live Entertainment by Tim Clarke (starting at 8pm) and
Cash Cube Giveaways.

Friday, June 12: Poker Tournament, Magician, Feather Girls, live
entertainment Pandora's Kiss (starting at 8pm) and
complimentary appetizers served starting at 4:30pm.

Saturday, June 13: Live Entertainment featuring Pam Crawford, Feather
Girls, and dessert stations throughout the casino
(starting at 8pm).

Sunday, June 14: 1st Annual Stoney Nakoda Car and Bike Show and Shine
(Registration begins at 9am; Show and Shine runs
10am-4pm) BBQ, showcase the Canadian Rockies Biggest
Hot Dog and Hamburger (1pm) Show and Shine prizes
include a 2 night romantic stargazer getaway at the
resort and helicopter flights!

Background - Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

The Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino is the first phase of many planned developments on the Stoney and Nakoda reserves. A total of 237 acres has been earmarked for the purpose of economic development; with 50 acres allocated to each individual First Nation for their own economic initiatives. Mini Thni Land Management Ltd., an entirely Nation-owned company, will manage the overall development of the commercial business park together with the nationally acclaimed Stagewest Hospitality.

Background - Stagewest Hospitality

Calgary-based Stagewest Hospitality is not a typical hospitality and entertainment company. Our properties are true entertainment resorts; through our people, hotels, dinner theatres, casinos, food and beverage amenities and vacation resorts we become a part of the communities we share and the lives we touch. We are full service developers, owners, operators, employers and family.

Visit Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino in the Valley of Adventure, in Beautiful Kananaskis Country!

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