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YK Scouts Tree Sale Kicks Off with Incredible Success!

The Yellowknife Scouts have once again started selling trees for the Christmas season, and things are already going well!

The sale officially began on Saturday, November 26th, which was already an improvement on last year. In 2021, supply chain disruptions, floodings, and “extortionate criminals” caused the tree sale to be delayed by several days.

Mike Kalnay, an organizer for the Scouts Tree Sale, helped to explain just how well this year’s event is going.

“We started out with 402 when the seacan was unloaded on Friday, and we have 198 left! So we’ve sold half our trees already! That’s pretty impressive, it was crazy busy out there on Saturday! We sold 120 trees.”

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Kalnay added that some trees that were sold have also been shipped up to Cambridge Bay and Tuktoyaktuk.

The Scout’s trees can be found in the parking lot of the Yellowknife Co-op, where they are being sold for upwards of $200. Some of the larger trees reach up to twelve feet high. Kalnay helped to explain where all the money from this sale goes.

“That’s the big fundraiser for the Yellowknife Scouting group for the year, and we fund the whole program with that. the membership fee that people pay when they join Scouts is the national membership fee, and it all just leaves and goes to the national organization, so the local group funds our activities using fundraising from the tree yard.”

The tree sale is open from 6 pm to 8 pm on weeknights, and 10 am to 4 pm on weekends.

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