A source at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake tells us the club’s NHL playoff pool is not sold out. This was as of last Thursday, with five days or so to go until the playoffs begin.
The pool was about 83 per cent sold out at that point, and assuming there are still entries available when this newspaper hits the stands or arrives in at least some mailboxes, and you want to get in on the action, here’s what you can do:
1. Call Harry Bartlett at 780-805-0482 or drop by Alimo’s Pizzaria in downtown Slave Lake to purchase a form or two or three.
2. Drop off the completed form or forms at Alimo’s prior to puck-drop in the first playoff game, which we’re told is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. As long as your entries are in before that magic moment, you are in the game and your chances of winning are as good as anybody else’s.
Another big Rotary event coming up this spring (is it spring?) is the 777 reverse car raffle, being held this year on June 2. Harry Bartlett of the Rotary Club tells us it’s a bit later than the usual date due to the Rotary not wishing to conflict with the Kinuso firemen’s steak and lobster dinner and dance fundraiser, which is a big event for that community and deserves a plug as well. It’s happening on the last weekend in May.
So the 777 goes on Saturday, June 2. The last of the 777 tickets drawn wins a vehicle. Bartlett said as of last Thursday only about 200 tickets remain unsold and he expects they’ll all be gone by the beginning of next month. So as they say, don’t delay.
What else is happening? The Slave Lake Kinettes are planning another of the club’s annual beer fest. If online sources are correct, it takes place at the curling rink in Slave Lake on Saturday, April 21. Entertainment is by an outfit called the Barkells, with local suds by Dog Island Brewing and grub by Alimo’s and The Fix. Could be good!
And let’s not forget the big Fashion Show that Gilwood Golf Club is holding on April 28. It’s at the clubhouse and is being done in conjunction with local clothing stores Distractions and Random Thoughtz, as well as Cabi and the Gilwood pro shop. ‘Enjoy and evening of appies, bevies, fashion and fun!’ says the blurb on the poster.
And as long as we’re talking about springtime events, let’s not forget the Chamber of Commerce’s Outdoor Adventure Trade Show, which comes up at the multi rec centre in Slave Lake on May 4 and 5.
And let’s not forget the George Canyon concert this Saturday in Smith! This is a fundraiser for the Mirror Landing 4-H Club in that community, which involves kids with horses and all sorts of other healthy and educational activities. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the community hall.