Thirteen lucky winners of our 2012 raffle were drawn on Friday, September 7. The prizes were mostly donated by local business and range in value between $18- $140.
In addition to the businesses that donated prizes, we would like to thank all thoses locations who acted as ticket sale vendors. Thank you to all who sold or purchased tickets to help us raise a net value of $771.
All our fund raising goes directly to get kids on the ice this winter by subsidizing the cost of skating lessons, mites hockey (four – eight year olds) and “Sticks and Pucks” hockey for nine – 14 year olds. We also provide free skate passes to all children in the area. Friends of the Keremeos Skating Rink is a registered charity and can provide income tax receipts for donations. We will gratefully pick up your refundable beverage containers.
Friends of the Keremeos Skating Rink has recently received grant-in aid funds from the Village of Keremeos ($250) and Area “G” ($1,000).
Knowing there are a lot of other worthy causes in the community, we are grateful for the support of tax payers through our local government. Area “G” Director Angelique Wood supports our efforts and recognizes “getting kids outside and into fresh air is really important. Good exercise habits developed in childhood result in healthier adults with fewer medical problems.”
We are always looking for volunteers. Responsible teens and adults are needed to help with kids’ lessons and hockey. If you have time available, even just to help at a single session in December and January, please call Donna at 499-5654. We are particularly looking for volunteers to “coach / ref” the “Sticks and Pucks” hockey for nine – 14 year olds. It is an adult supervised, drop-in program for all skill levels, with the emphasis on fun. We have a selection of protective equipment available for players to use during the drop-in.
For other rink information and skating lessons contact the recreation centre at 499-2400.