Keeling Leaves Fraser Downs

Published: July 29, 2010 04:44 pm EDT

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced today that Chuck Keeling has chosen to resign

his position as Vice President, Racing Operations & General Manager of Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino.

Keeling joined Great Canadian in 2005, when the company completed its purchase of Orangeville Raceway Limited, which operated both Sandown Raceway on Vancouver Island and Fraser Downs in Surrey, BC.

Keeling, whose grandfather Jim Keeling, Sr., helped open Cloverdale Raceway in 1976, had successfully managed and co-owned Orangeville since 1996.

Keeling, who in 2009 was named 'Business Person of the Year' by the Surrey Board of Trade, was instrumental in developing Great Canadian’s position within the Canadian horseracing industry. Keeling will pursue a new opportunity outside of both gaming and horseracing, and the company wishes him great success in his future endeavors.