Casino 150: Rotary Club wins big with annual fundraiser


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The fun event included a meal, live and silent auctions, live entertainment provided by Dusty Mule, and gambling tables

Dusty Mule provided the entertainment for the Kindersley Rotary Halloween fundraiser event held Saturday night at the Kindersley Inn.

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Canada’s 150th birthday was the theme for the recent annual Casino Night fundraiser.

The Kindersley Rotary Club held its Casino Night fundraiser on Oct. 28 at the Kindersley Inn. A crowd of about 80 people supported the event, which raises money for the local service club and its efforts within the community and beyond.

An elaborate welcome greeted people attending the event. Club members created a large two-dimensional replica of Centre Block on Parliament Hill, and those arriving walked through its doorway arch. There were even English and French copies of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for viewing.

Emily Meyer, Brad Douglas and Jeff Meyer gamble for charity dealer Bob Friesen, a Rotary member.

The event included a meal, live and silent auctions, live entertainment provided by Dusty Mule, and gambling tables. The game was black jack and instead of playing for money, people played for the chance to win one of three prizes.

Everyone got a stack of chips to start, but people could also buy chips throughout the night. When the gambling tables closed for the night, people entered the chip auction and the biggest chip stack by each prize won. The prizes were a winter survival kit, a Halloween basket and a small suitcase.

Several guests wore traditional Halloween costumes, while other guests wore red and white or other costumes in line with the theme for the event: Red and White and Rotary.

For more on this story, please see the Nov. 1 print edition of The Clarion.

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