Residents of the Redwing Resort volunteered to fill sandbags to help protect homes in their low-lying neighbourhood, including Tom Fish (left), Francis Mugridge (right) and Margie McPhee (yellow shirt in back) Steve Kidd/Western News

Back to the Beach appreciation barbecue

Volunteers, firefighters and city crews appreciation event for sandbagging and cleaning efforts

Cascades Casino invites volunteers who have tirelessly filled sandbags or are taking part in the community cleanup on Wednesday to a Back to the Beach Appreciation barbecue.

As the flood waters withdraw, Cascades Casino team members will be joining city crews and community volunteers to help clean up Marina Way Beach on June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. The casino is inviting all the firefighters, city staff to a barbecue from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, on the rooftop of Match Eatery & Public House.

“Our staff are eager to join the clean-up effort this week and we are thrilled to be hosting a complimentary appreciation party for everyone who helped protect and clean our shoreline,” said Michael Magnusson, general manager of Cascades Casino.

The Back to the Beach barbecue will include complimentary burgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob and soft drinks, along with fun bocce tournaments, shuffleboard, family-friendly board games, as well as some Cascades Casino gift certificates.

“It’s humbling to be a part of a community that is so willing to take action in the face of adversity, I’m pleased that we can provide a venue to give back to those who dedicated their time to protect and clean our beaches,” said Jay Mangan, food and beverage manager for Cascades Casino.

Cascades Casino Penticton through its corporate giving and community engagement program, GatewayGIVES, identifies ways to give back, pitch in and provide support to causes that matter most to the community. Team members are proud to live in the neighbourhoods and towns in which they work and are eager to give back to the community. Gateway supports and encourages them to be actively involved in projects, causes and initiatives that aim to build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities.