Wolf Den gaming centre opens at PLFN

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PICTOU LANDING — A new dimension has been added to the Pictou Landing First Nation with the opening of the Wolf Den Entertainment Centre.

The centre is located in a building where a meeting room has been converted into two rooms that contain 15 gaming machines between them.

It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 a.m. Hot drinks are offered.

Dykstra Construction did the renovations.

The centre had a soft opening on October 29 and scheduled an official opening for November 6.

Pictou Landing First Nation Chief Andrea Paul was given the opportunity on October 29 to take the initial turn on one of the machines with some of the new staff.

“This has been a long time coming for our community,” she said. “All I see is growth, and I want to say congratulations to you all.”

Nancy Monson, who said she has more than 18 years of gaming experience, moved from Alberta to become the gaming manager.

Barry Francis, PLFN’s director of economic development, said he is optimistic that the centre will give the community a financial boost.

“It looks really great to have it going,” he said. “I think it’s going to work out.”

Francis praised Chief Paul and the band council for endorsing the project.

“All credit to them — they made the decision to make it happen,” he said. “We have nine or 10 people with full-time employment. We’re very happy with that.”

From left: gaming manager Nancy Monson, security staff member Terry Prosper and cashier Bernice Nicholas gather at gaming machines at the Wolf Den Entertainment Centre at Pictou Landing First Nation.  (Goodwin photo)