Dakota Dunes Casino Named Sport Event Sponsor of the Year

Published: Apr 19, 2012

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Sports Tourism is delighted to announce that Dakota Dunes Casino has been awarded the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) PRESTIGE Award for Sport Event Sponsor of the Year in 2011. The Dakota Dunes Casino was the title partner of the Dakota Dunes Casino Open: Canadian Tour. The event, held at Dakota Dunes Golf Links, featured 150 golfers from 14 countries and was the highlight of Saskatoon’s 2011 summer sports event schedule.

“As title partner of the Dakota Dunes Casino Open, we are proud of our partnership with the Canadian Professional Golf Tour and the Dakota Dunes Golf Links,” said Vance McNab, Vice President of Marketing at the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. “This award is a tribute to the organizers, volunteers and the participants who make this exciting tournament possible.”

Now in its fourth year, the Dakota Dunes Casino Open continues to be a popular summer sporting event in Saskatoon and area. This year’s tournament will be played from July 2 to 8. For more information about this event and Dakota Dunes Golf Links, visit

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. The Dakota Dunes Casino was honoured at the PRESTIGE Awards gala luncheon today (April 19, 2012), held in conjunction with the 2012 CSTA Sport Events Congress at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia.

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For more information contact:

Todd Brandt
President and CEO
Tourism Saskatoon
Direct: (306) 931-7574

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 First Nations hospitality. For more information, visit

About Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is the operator of six First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. The casinos are conveniently located across the province: Bear Claw Casino (White Bear First Nation), Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap Dakota First Nation), Gold Eagle Casino (Mosquito First Nation in North Battleford), Living Sky Casino (Nekaneet First Nation in Swift Current), Northern Lights Casino (Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Prince Albert) and Painted Hand Casino (Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Yorkton). For more information, visit

About Dakota Dune Golf Links
Located on the historical Whitecap Dakota First Nation lands at the heights of the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin, Dakota Dunes Golf Links opened its golf course to the public April 30th, 2004. This 18-hole, full service, natural masterpiece is the Province’s only complete Graham Cooke, Cooke-Carleton designed golf property. For more information, visit

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