Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino

March 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino Places Winning Bid on Star Chuckwagon Driver, Rae Croteau JR, at the 2010 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction

KANANASKIS, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) -

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Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino is thrilled to announce that they placed the winning bid for driver Rae Croteau JR at the 2010 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction. The Canvas Auction took place on March 4 at the Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park. Winning the bid at $60,000 for an opportunity to sponsor this year's canvas was a great moment for Stoney Nakoda Resort.

Rae Croteau JR is a rising superstar of the professional chuckwagon racing scene. Rae spent eight years riding on the Dodge Pro Tour, winning three consecutive Strathmore Heritage Days from 20052007 and the Croteau Chuckwagon Team received the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence for best outriding horse 'Amersham' in 2007. As a former member of the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association, Rae also holds the CPCA track record at the Regina Buffalo Days, was the CPCA's Top Rookie Outrider in 1996, CPCA Top Rookie Driver in 1999, and CPCA Most Improved Driver in 2000. Rae is a third generation driver; he is the grandson of retired veteran driver Ray Croteau and the son of fellow competitor and championship driver Bert Croteau.

General Manager Andrew Shepherd states, "We are ecstatic to be sponsoring Rae Croteau JR's rig this year. This is a fabulous opportunity show to our support of the Calgary Stampede, and to sponsor an exceptionally talented young driver."

Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino is the only casino hotel between Calgary, Alberta and Cranbrook, British Columbia. It is the only casino in the Alberta Rocky Mountains and surrounding communities of Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis. The hotel is owned by the Stoney First Nation, and is operated by Stagewest Hospitality.

Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino offers a first class casino experience with 300 slots and 15 gaming tables. The 111 well appointed guest rooms boast some of the most stunning views of the Canadian Rockies available. Amenities at the resort include 3 restaurants, state of the art meeting and conference facilities, a large entertainment showroom, outdoor patio space, a waterslide, pool, hot tub and fitness centre.

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