Great Blue Heron Casino: Our 19th Annual Gala Diamond Sponsor


The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, located in scenic Port Perry Ontario, first opened its doors in 1997 and has steadily developed into one of Ontario’s premier casino destinations. With 545 exciting slots, 60 thrilling table games and award winning dining, the Great Blue Heron Casino is the closest casino to Toronto. The project is operated by a partnership consisting of Casinos Austria International, the Steiner Group and Sonco Gaming Inc. on behalf of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and OLG. 

Why did GBH choose to support Starlight?

Upon researching the many deserving charities within the Durham Region and Toronto to receive donations from our annual charity golf tournament, we were very impressed with the varied scope of work done by Starlight.

What kind of sponsorship is The Great Blue Heron Casino providing Starlight with?

The Great Blue Heron Casino is donating $80,000 in proceeds from our annual charity golf classic.

What are some of your past efforts in charity and philanthropy?

The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations charitable arm, the Baagwating Community Association, are the region’s most significant charitable resource. Since opening its doors in 1997, the Great Blue Heron has raised almost $2 million through its annual charity golf tournament in support of the Port Perry Hospital and Starlight Children’s Foundation. Baagwating has donated millions of dollars to local organizations and initiatives such as the R. S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, the Abilities Center in Whitby, Durham Region Special Olympics, Grandview Children’s Center and Oshawa’s University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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