Casino Yellowhead to Host $1.5 Million International Poker Tournament and Raise $40,000 for Alberta NonProfits


Jason Ross, the 2015 DeepStacks Poker Tournament Winner of $100,000

The DeepStacks Poker Tournament (DSPT) returns to Edmonton at Casino Yellowhead. Hosting eight events from April 1st to 11th, with additional entry satellites at Casino Edmonton leading up to March 29th, the energy for high stakes tournament poker will at an all-time high in Edmonton. The professional DSPT production team will be live onsite from Casino Yellowhead, covering the event, showcasing the action-packed excitement and thrilling poker action at one of the 2016 season’s most anticipated stops. Casino Yellowhead and Casino Edmonton have long been regarded as the most action packed casinos to play poker in Edmonton, with 24-hr poker rooms and over two decades of hosting top tier tournaments. With the addition of the DeepStacks Poker Tour, Pure Canadian Gaming (Casino Yellowhead and Casino Edmonton’s parent company) continues to elevate the poker standard in Alberta.

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Announcing New Business Start-up Program to Assist People With Disabilities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

elevate programAvailable in 56 Community Futures offices, ELEVATE is a dynamic new business building program for youth and adults with a disability or health condition interested in starting a business. This program assists entrepreneurs locating their businesses in rural, remote or northern communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program, ELEVATE provides assistance, support and resources to qualified individuals who wish to become self-employed. Over the next three years, ELEVATE will assist 120 participants to explore self employment and start businesses in rural communities across the Prairies. Statistics Canada recently reported that the unemployment rate in Canada is 7.2%. 

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Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers to Celebrate Rise Awards on May 4, 2016

Rise-AwardsProduced by the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, The RISE Awards is in its 13th year. Over the years, the RISE Awards have become a signature event for the Centre with hundreds of attendees each year. The RISE Awards provide the Centre with an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of integration, settlement and the challenges newcomers face each day. The RISE Awards’ main purpose is to honour the contributions born Canadians, newcomers, and local businesses who are making a difference in our community. The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is an immigrant settlement agency whose focus is the successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton. The agency operates in an inclusive environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and a holistic approach to settlement practices. 

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Author & Motivational Speaker Darci Lang to “Focus on the Positive” in Calgary and Edmonton

Darci-LangThe Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta presents the Regina-based entrepreneur Darci Lang and her philosophy, “Focus on the 90%,” which emphasizes focusing on the positive in our personal and professional lives to increase our odds for success. Every month, from September to May, the SCMA AB holds networking meetings in Calgary and Edmonton, usually with dinner, for its members and others in the supply chain profession. The networking dinner meetings will be a little different this March as the SCMA-AB hopes Darci Lang’s message will inspire all those in attendance. Darci Lang, author of Focus on the 90%, uses one simple tool — a magnifying glass — to reframe how we view our jobs, our co‐workers, our clients and our families. Using this one simple tool, Darci demonstrates how anyone can change their focus and make interactions with others more positive and productive.

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