Our Chase the Ace which began on July 1st, 2018 came to an end on August 15th, 2019 with a record of going to the 52nd card before the Ace of Spades was chosen. Final payout for the 52 weeks was accumulative Jackpot of $141,910.00 + the weekly 20% for that week of $26,822.00 giving the winner Jean Pottie of L’ardoise a cheque for $168,732.00. RBCSS and Youth Development each received a total of $110,976.76 after expenses.
This funding assisted us on day to day operation, pay off our Heat Pumps and do some much needed repairs in the hall and the rest of the complex. Several other projects have been postponed until 2020.
Our weekly Café continues to be a big hit each week. It was in operation from January to mid-August.
Our 41st annual Festival saw the addition of a successful Dinner Theatre. Festival numbers were down from previous years but the success of the Chase the Ace ending just two weeks prior was most likely a factor.
We catered to the 150 Anniversary of St. John the Baptist Church celebration along with two meals for the Catholic Woman’s League.
Celebrations were held on Canada Day and our Annual Community Christmas
Three Trivia and Pub Nights were held along with three Concerts
The 3rd Annual Winterlude dinner was held in December with entertainment following.
It was a very busy year and so many of these events could not have happened without the huge support of the community.