Rink fundraising underway

  • Jun. 4, 2012 6:00 p.m.

By Ayanna Rhindress–Fundraising is underway for the synthetic ice rink planned for Queen Charlotte. “We have already managed to raise $7,000 locally,” said Spencer Hornoi, who is spearheading the project, “and we just put in our first grant (application) through RBC Play Hockey for $20,000, we’ll find out in July if we got it.” The Pearl Dinner was held last Saturday to raise money, and the group has also been selling wristbands at the elementary school, and had bake sales and lemonade stands as well. “We’re going to be doing some more things that people will have some fun doing to raise money,” Mr. Hornoi said, “and if anybody would like to donate, we have an account set up at the credit union.” There’s also a playoff hockey pool going on, and at the end, someone will be awarded with $500. The rink idea got going last fall. It is expected to cost between $500,000 and $600,000 and be built at the community park near the village office.Mr. Hornoi said that he’d like to thank everybody for the support so far, and looks forward to having an ice rink.