Rink raffle wrap up for Friends of the Keremeos Rink

Youth hockey program well supplied after generous donation from Sport Chek

  • Oct. 19, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The photos above are of two of the 13 raffle prize winners: Mac Watson with the Game Time Sports hockey stick and Sarah Martin with the Red Roost Gift Shop magazine holder.


Thirteen lucky winners of our 2011 raffle were drawn on Friday October 7. The prizes were mostly donated by local business and range in value between $15 – $140.

Ann Nelson – Gift certificate from Valu-Plus.

Lidia Stewart – Makita cordless screw driver set from Keremeos Building Supplies.

Margaret Fowler – Gift certificate from Red Roost Gift Shop.

Pat Rowe – Gift certificate from Red Roost Gift Shop.

Sarah Martin – Magazine holder from Red Roost Gift Shop.

Mary Ritlop – Gift certificate from Twin Lakes Restaurant.

Skye MacLean – Two rounds of golf at Twin Lakes Golf.

Yvonne Robinson – Gift certificate from the Keremeos Variety Store.

Doreen Smith – Children’s toy golf set from the Keremeos Variety Store.

Mac Watson – Hockey stick from Game Time Sports.

Mike Mahoney – Gift certificate from Game Time Sports.

Mike Neilson – Humming bird feeder from South Valley Sales.

Micheal Lucich – Ubersticks set from Sirius Science and Nature.

In addition to the businesses that donated prizes, we would like to thank Canadian Chopper, Keremeos Variety Store, Keremeos Building Supplies and Valu Plus for being ticket sale venues.    Thank you to all who sold or purchased tickets to help us raise a total of $581.

All our fund raising goes directly to get kids on the ice this winter by subsidizing affordable skating lessons and children’s hockey and providing free skate passes to children in the area.    Friends of the Keremeos Skating Rink is a registered charity and can provide income tax receipts for donations.

It looks like this will be another good season for skating.    A big donation by Sport Chek has provided many new skates that will be available for rental, as well as child and youth sized hockey protective equipment that can be borrowed for use during mites hockey and 9 – 13 year old hockey programs.

“Sticks and Pucks” hockey for 9-13 year olds is an adult supervised, drop-in program with the emphasis on fun.    Players of all skill levels are encouraged to come and we welcome older teens and adults who can share their skills as volunteer coaches even if it is just for one drop in session.    If you would like to participate as a player or coach, please contact Donna at 499-5654

For other rink information and skating lessons contact the recreation centre at 499-2400.



Contributed  by the Friends of the Keremeos skating rink












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