Woodbine Entertainment Launches New Internship Programme

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Woodbine Entertainment has opened applications for its annual Standardbred Racing Internship programme at the Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Woodbine Entertainment recently opened applications for the annual Standardbred Racing Internship at Ontario’s Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The internship will be granted to two horseracing fans, who will be given the opportunity to witness first-hand how the industry operates.   

The two successful applicants will spend 16 weeks working across different company departments to familiarise themselves with standardbred racing and related operations thoroughly.  The programme helps the applicants decide whether they want to be part of the horseracing industry in the future.

Exciting Opportunities

The Standardbred Racing Internship recipients will learn while assisting operations at the stakes manager, race office, bookkeeper, placing judge, charter, and paddock.

According to Woodbine Entertainment, the perfect candidate must have between one- and two-years’ experience in customer service, strong organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to exchange and process information quickly. The wage for the temporary positions will be CA$18 per hour and will consist of 40 working hours per week.

Hall of Fame Membership

In other news from Woodbine Entertainment, the president and CEO of the company, Jim Lawson, is set to be inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. Lawson was appointed as CEO in 2015 and is now being honoured for his contribution to the Canadian hockey, football, and horseracing industries.

Lawson has been involved in sports his entire life, either through participation or management. The Burlington-born and raised Lawson had been wildly successful with his hockey career, starting at Ottawa 67s and then proceeding with a scholarship to play at the Brown University in Providence. After that, he was recruited by the NHL and played for the Montreal Canadiens.

Slow Recovery

Woodbine Entertainment is springing back to life after the end of the latest lockdown order in Ontario. The company is now allowed to welcome back spectators at its horseracing ovals across the province. From 1 July, fans have been allowed to attend live harness races at the tracks but only at up to 25 per cent of the maximum venue capacity. However, the company remains optimistic that the rules will be eased further in the coming months.

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