Dakota Dunes Casino Named Finalist for Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award

Published: Mar 22, 2012

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Sports Tourism is proud to announce that the Dakota Dunes Casino has been named a finalist for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) 2012 PRESTIGE Awards in the category of Sport Event Sponsor of the Year. The Dakota Dunes Casino was the presenting partner of the Dakota Dunes Casino Open: Canadian Tour. The event featured 150 golfers from 14 countries and was the highlight of Saskatoon’s summer sports event schedule.

“This is exciting news for everyone involved with the tournament,” said Hugh Vassos, Saskatoon Sports Tourism Project Development Consultant. “We congratulate the Dakota Dunes Casino for becoming a finalist in this prestigious tourism award category and wish them all the best.”

“As the event manager, it is an extreme pleasure to work with the good folks at the Dakota Dunes Casino and Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority,” added Vassos, who is Executive Chair for the Dakota Dunes Casino Open. “On behalf of the management team, our sponsors, and volunteers, we're proud of our presenting partner, the Dakota Dunes Casino.”

The PRESTIGE Awards celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities. All finalists will be honoured at the PRESTIGE Awards gala luncheon to be held April 19, 2012 in conjunction with the CSTA’s 2012 Sport Events Congress in Richmond, British Columbia, at the River Rock Casino Resort.

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For more information, contact:
Hugh Vassos
Project Development Consultant
Saskatoon Sports Tourism
Direct: (306) 222-5392

Vance McNab
Vice President, Marketing
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Phone: (306) 477-7777

About Saskatoon Sports Tourism
Saskatoon Sports Tourism was created to guide the attraction, retention and creation of sports tourism activities in Saskatoon. Saskatoon Sports Tourism assists event organizers to locate local suppliers, sports venues, and hotel accommodations and helps increase local awareness and attendance at events. For more information, visit

About Dakota Dunes Casino
The Dakota Dunes Casino is located on the historical Whitecap First Nation, 20 minutes south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Highway 219. Located on a hilltop at the height of the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin, this beautiful Vegas-style casino offers a magnificent view to compliment top-notch entertainment and gaming. For more information, visit

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444