Saturday , 25 September 2021
Vermilion Skating Club member, Madison Flanders, selling raffle tickets at the Vermilion Farmer's Market on December 3.

Vermilion Skating Club holding cash raffle

The Vermilion Skating Club has been active in the community for the past 55 years and has $1,750 up for grabs in a cash raffle running until December 15.

“Due to our lower registration numbers we have quite a few more tickets to sell,” said head coach Rebecca Zajic.

“With COVID this year, we were not able to run our PreCanskate program (for ages 3-5 years). With the loss of this program our overall numbers are down, and the proceeds of this raffle will help to cover coaching and ice fees and help us through this season allowing us to keep teaching the Vermilion youth the life skill of skating.”

Zajic said skating is a great skill to learn at any age. During the past few weeks their older skaters were assessed for tests that they were actually supposed to take last March. They had test papers all made up and began assessing, but the next day everything was shut down.

“It was very hard on the skaters, and they were very excited to finally get to take those tests,” said Zajic.

The Vermilion Skating Club has been a part of the Vermilion

Christmas parade for the past three years. This year, the parade was stationery and they were limited in how many could participate. None the less, Zajic said the Vermilion Skating Club and the few skaters who were on the float were very excited to be a part of such a unique experience.

Tickets for the raffle are $5 each and you can win $1,000 for first prize, $500 for second prize and $250 for third prize. If anyone wants to buy a ticket or two, they can message the Vermilion Skating Club’s Facebook page or they can email and send an e-transfer to [email protected]. Purchasers will be sent a photo of their ticket.

With the draw date being December 15, community members will have a chance to win some Christmas Cash, and with the recent zone change they are just reassessing where their draw will take place.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.