Through two fundraising BBQs –one in Cold Lake on May 9th, and one in Bonnyville on May 10th –Lakeland area residents raised over $10,000 for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal.
Todd & Drake LLP and Lakeland Credit Union hosted the Cold Lake BBQ in the Lakeland Credit Union parking lot. Despite the cool and windy weather, hundreds of people came through and raised over $3,900. Event sponsors included Sobey’s Cold Lake, Tim Hortons, Hamel’s, and O2’s Tap House and Grill.
The following day, on May 10th, Lakeland Credit Union, Ducharme Motors, and B&R Eckels hosted a BBQ in the Bonnyville Sobey’s parking lot. This event raised $7,750, which includes donations from the Iron River Fire Departments, Alberta Beef Producers Zone 8, and the Rural Crime Watch Association. Sobey’s Bonnyville sponsored all the food for this event.
*Press Release from the Lakeland Credit Union