Slave Lake’s Rotary Club always has a few events/activities/fundraisers in process or being planned. They may be making plans as much as a year in advance, such as for next spring’s 777 reverse car raffle.
At the other end of the spectrum is the annual Grey Cup pool, which starts any day now.
“Tickets will probably be on sale next week,” Harry Bartlett said (on July 13). “We’ve got two complete sets, with scores going up to 40.”
Tickets are $2 apiece and 3,362 of them are available.
“It always sells out,” Bartlett says.
One thing the Rotarians are planning is an ‘RFF,’ which stands for Request For Funding – or if not that, then something pretty close to it. The club will invite applications for funding from charitable groups in the area in a formalized process. Details, Bartlett says, are being worked out. Expect an announcement sometime next month.
Details are also still being worked out on exactly how to direct money raised this coming weekend to B.C. wildfire relief. Two events are happening – both with food – this Friday and Saturday. On Friday, July 21 there’s a barbecue over lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on July 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is what they are calling ‘brunch,’ with French toast, sausages, hash browns, coffee and juice. Both are at the Slave Lake Centre mall (otherwise known as Sawridge Mall), and both are for cash donations.
Another cash raffle is being planned, with the draw being around Christmas. Top prize is $5,000 maximum.