Edition (print edition published 20 February, 2004)
New Era Dawns - By
April of this year, new revenues from slot machines will begin to assist
the British Columbia horse racing industry...
Grateful & Determined
Keeling - Visitors to Fraser Downs lately will have
noticed that most of the lower level of the grandstand complex has been
sealed off. The first phase of a $25 million construction program is
underway, a plan to open an interim facility with 200 slot machines by
April of this year...
Industry, Not Just a Sport - The ultimate value
of horse racing to society, as opposed to other forms of gambling, is
that it creates thousands of highly varied jobs. Farms, ranches,
transport companies, a myriad of sup-pliers, and dozens of other
businesses share small pieces of the pie...
Training & Opportunities - The name “Fraser
Downs Entertainment Centre” implies far more than just horse racing
and machine gaming...
An 8-Year Odyssey
- The campaign to win municipal and provincial approval for the
project now under construction at Fraser Downs began in 1995...
Apologies for Construction Disruption
- We are sorry about the inconvenience already caused
for many of our regular customers and the disruption is going to get a
lot worse before it gets better...