Cooperative Preschool funding drive to finish with Beer and Bingo!

Auralee Brown

Press Release

Tuesday, May 2 2017

Gabriola Cooperative Preschool would like to thank the Gabriola community for its ongoing support of our fundraising efforts. Since we were informed that our school was being denied a BC Lottery Gaming Grant our parents have dove into raising money to cover next year’s operating costs; approximately $12,000, with $6000 needing to be raised. A coin and bottle drive in March brought in $ 1000 in coins and $600 in returnable bottles. We also received $750 in cash donations. 

Last Saturday our school hosted a psychic fair at the Commons yurt with a warm thank you to our volunteer readers who helped raise another $300. Preschool parents are now selling raffle tickets for staycation prizes: 4 person chartered fishing with Hasta Manana, 2 person package for Lomi lomi massage at Hale Aloha Healing & Wellness Spa, a full day hard cheese making course for 2 with Paula Maddison, or 9 holes of golf for 2 people at Gabriola Golf and Country Club.

The grand finale to our fundraising efforts for this year will be the first Annual Bingo, Beer, and Burger night hosted on May 13th at the Gabriola Community Hall from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be 7 games of bingo for cash and prizes, BBQ burgers and hotdogs, a full salad buffet, beer and wine, a kid zone downstairs with child minding by donation, a silent auction, 50/50 draw, Mother’s day sunflower sale planted by the kids, and to wrap up the evening we will draw the winning tickets for our raffle. 

Please come to play and help us reach our fundraising goal.