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October already and the frost is on the pumpkin. It seems that we missed summer this year, or we were just too busy getting the Gaming Centre up and running for its September 13th start date...
A Coulson Group company, 9118 Properties Ltd., has been contracted to manage the Chances RimRock Gaming Centre for the Alberni Valley Gaming Association. Job descriptions for many of the Administrative Staff are being revised to encompass some unique job positions that are part of running a Gaming Centre. I am very pleased with the support and willingness to learn new things that the Administrative team is exhibiting. We now have three weeks of running a Gaming Centre behind us, and things are settling down a little. Give it six months, and we will be much more secure in our knowledge of what is being expected of us. In the meantime, the B. C. Lottery Corporation is out there auditing our performance to make sure that we don't learn any bad habits right from the beginning.
"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
Louis E. Boone
Words of Honor, Page 103
Many people don't understand the ownership structure of the Chances RimRock Gaming Centre facility. On September 4, 2007, Coulson Forest Products Limited sold its interest in the old "Revy" building to the Alberni Valley Gaming Association (AVGA). The AVGA is the owner of the land and building that is currently operating as Chances RimRock Gaming Centre. The AVGA is an Incorporated Society under the Society Act of the Province of British Columbia. The current president of the AVGA is Mr. Greg Mollon; the current treasurer is Ms. Leila Fischer. On September 12, 2007 there were fourteen directors on the Board of the AVGA. These directors represent a cross-section of the 59 Charitable organizations which form the AVGA. The directors meet quarterly with a view to achieving the "AVGA Mission Statement" - "Using ethical and innovative practices, the AVGA will support our Member Charities to build a vibrant, sustainable community".
We should be very proud of the directors of the AVGA. It was their vision many years ago to building a Gaming Centre for the Port Alberni community. Coulson Group, as their chosen manager, is honoured to work with the AVGA to achieve their goals.