Tickets are now on sale for Boissevain's Tiny Turtle Playroom Fundraising event, November 19th, when attendees can enjoy an evening dinner followed by comedian Big Daddy Tazz taking to the stage for some hilarious entertainment.
It all happens at the Boissevain Legion. The evening begins with a catered supper at 6:30 followed by the show at 8:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Board member, Maisie Hole, says they're excited to be hosting this fundraiser, as it's been 6 years since the last one.
There are a number of items on the Tiny Turtle's wish list, an approximate goal of $8,000 would be ideal.
"In the past we've raised money for a reading nook, and we've upgraded our security system, we're looking at improving the toys. Then we would like to improve our recreation program, like our skating and swimming program; anything like that. If we can get more funds for the daycare, then we can give the kids more opportunities for some different things," adds Hole.
Traditionally, the Playroom hosted smaller fundraisers throughout the year. However, this year the Board wanted to do one larger event - and make it bigger and better in every way thus securing their funds for the year.
Two types of tickets are available at Hazlewood Drugs and the Boissevain Bake Shop: 'Attending' and 'Non-Attending'. 'Attending' tickets gets you in the door, to enjoy a wonderful catered supper and the evening entertainment, and prizes throughout the evening.
"We're also offering something that people can use towards a Christmas party for businesses, or if they want to just go out and have an evening with their friends or family, you can reserve a table that seats 8 people," she explains.
Currently there are approximately 50 children at the Daycare. "It's kind of amazing to see how everybody is connected to the daycare in some form," shares Hole. "Either you have your own child in there, you have a friend that works at the daycare, your grandchild goes, your co-worker's child goes... so many people are affected by the daycare, and we all need one so an event like this is a way that we can all come together and help support it and keep it going."
Please listen to more of the interview with Maisie Hole and CJRB's Betty Sawatzky.