Children provide art for Shriner’s fundraiser

Annual cash calendar campaign gets underway in Central Island

Shriner Colin Craig shows off this year’s cash    calendar.

Shriner Colin Craig shows off this year’s cash calendar.

Take one look at this year’s Shriners Cash Calendar and it becomes abundantly clear who it’s all about.

Just like the Gizeh Shriners themselves, the calendar is all about helping children — the ones who need it the most.

“All the paintings in the calendar are done by children and are really cute,” said Shriner Colin Craig.

Currently there are more than  400 British Columbia children being treated in the Shriners system, which resulted in a saving of over $6 million  to the BC government last year alone.

The Shriners operate 22 hospitals which cost over $2 million each day to operate. These costs are covered by bequests, sponsorships and fund raising events.  One of these fundraising events, for transportation of the Shrine Children, is the Cash Calendar project which is now in progress and is registered with B.C. Gaming.

There are 365 cash prizes; $25 each weekday, $100 each weekend, and three $1,000 prizes. Local businesses that support the Shriners are Joe Cunningham Ford, AGS Business Systems, Tim Horton’s and United Carpet.

 

Calendars are $20 each and can be purchase by calling Colin Craig at 250-738-0464 or Doug at 250-738-0247.