Thank-you to everyone who signed our petition and helped show that 84% of Surrey Residents said NO to this Casino. Within 5kms of the site, we showed that 94.7% of local residents were opposed to have this Casino built.
The Mayor and Councilors heard you loud and clear, and said NO to the Casino and to the big money influences that pushed for it.
Please take a minute to thank them personally for this brave decision, especially in the light of the pressure from BCLC Minister Rich Coleman who threatened City Council that there would be no more Casinos in Surrey if this one was turned down. Congrats to Mayor Dianne Watts and the other 4 City Councilors for standing tall with the residents of Surrey who said NO to this Casino.
Our petition “Say NO to a South Surrey Casino” was a big part of that input into City Council. Thank-you for your help!
Here’s the link to the on-line Petition. It is officially closed and we have declared Victory!
You knww why it’s important: Casinos take money out of the local economy, attract crime, destroy the neighborhood, and lead to financial hardship for thousands each year.
You can find our petition by clicking here.
Thank you also for all those who filled out the printed versin of the Casino Survey in preparation for the January 14th Public Hearing. That Petition, more than anything else, tipped the scales in our favour! Thank-you all for taking the time and effort to be heard. We know it sounded like a long shot, so we thank you for doing the work to make this happen!
The Survey form can be found here: The new No Casino in South Surrey Survey
Keep up the good fight to keep our community Casino free!
Thanks for your support!