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Roberts Comments On Move To Northlands

Published: May 27, 2011 11:01 am ET

Last Comment: May 30, 2011 1:33 pm ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Chris Roberts, formally of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, has commented on his new position as venue director with Edmonton, Alberta's Northlands Park.

Roberts' comments were issued Friday, May 27 via release from Northlands.

“Joining an organization with the history, team and vision of Northlands is humbling,” Roberts said. “I’ve only been here a few days and the passion is contagious. I’m excited to work with the Northlands Park team and our industry colleagues on what lies ahead.”

In light of his move to Northlands, Roberts has relinquished his position as Standardbred Canada Ontario Track Director.

Roberts brings more than a decade of racing and gaming experience to the Edmonton-based facility, the last five as director of Great Canadian Gaming’s Ontario operations, Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs. Northlands Park is Northern Alberta’s leading entertainment facility, offering 123 days of world class horse racing each year, coupled with the best in gaming, concerts, sports and special events.

“Chris brings valuable industry experience that will complement Northlands collaborative work in the community to create a balanced and sustainable gaming program,” commented Northlands President and CEO Richard L. Andersen.

“Chris is an outstanding addition to our Northlands team and his expertise will be very valuable to our racing and gaming operations and to our venue management group,” added Northlands VP Venue Management and Business Development Trish Macdonald.

(With files from Northlands)

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May 30, 2011 - 1:33 pmCongrats Chris and all the

Congrats Chris and all the best!

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May 28, 2011 - 9:50 pmCongratulations Chris. Now

Congratulations Chris. Now that you're only an hour flight from me, I'm looking forward to you buying me a beer (or three or four).

Chuck Keeling

May 28, 2011 - 5:10 pmCongratulations on the new

Ann Curran SAID...

Congratulations on the new position and best of luck!

May 28, 2011 - 12:02 pmCongratulations, Chris! I

Adam Mauntah SAID...

Congratulations, Chris! I have always been impressed with the people and facilities at Northlands on my visits to Edmonton. This is a great opportunity for Chris, and Northlands will benefit from his experience.

May 27, 2011 - 6:09 pmCongratulations Chris! All

Congratulations Chris! All the best in your new roll and be sure to let us know when you are back in Ontario next time round...I'll buy.

Darryl MacArthur


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