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Great Canadian Entertainment has announced with pride that the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) has been awarded to its River Rock Casino Resort located in Richmond, BC, making it the first casino in Canada to receive this certification. According to the company, RHFAC is an independent assessment conducted by a third-party that evaluates the accessibility criteria of a building, such as entranceways, elevators, washrooms, and parking lots. The certification demonstrates that people with accessibility needs can enjoy all of the destination resort’s amenities to the fullest extent, including the casino.
The certification shows River Rock’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility for all team members and guests. The achievement coincided with National AccessAbility Week in Canada from May 28 to June 3. The certification aligns with River Rock’s objectives and principles, emphasizing its promise to establish and maintain an environment where diverse team members feel supported, and every guest feels comfortable and welcomed.
The General Manager of the River Rock Casino Resort, Rishi Khaira, stated that RHFAC helps to raise awareness and create spaces inclusive for people with disabilities. River Rock is proud to be recognized. The venue will continue working towards breaking down barriers that people with disabilities still face.
The RHFAC certification ensures that River Rock’s team members have equal opportunities to work and grow in an environment that values diversity and encourages accessibility. This accomplishment establishes a new industry standard for gaming and hospitality venues in Canada.