The Rotary Club of Yellowknife’s longstanding Rotary Wreaths campaign sold every bough thanks to generous and understanding customers who shared the burden of inflationary cost hikes for the Balsam fir products from Nova Scotia.
The six-week sales campaign wrapped up Friday — as a small army of volunteers made city-wide deliveries, including members from Joint Task Force North — after operating with a slimmed-down budget with a significant drop in proceeds the Club needs for community projects in 2023.
“This Friday is the inauguration of a seasonal event for anyone who wants to schmooze, socialize and simply spread around some holiday cheer,” said James O’Connor, VP and public relations director for the YK Club. “After living in Manitoba for many years, I know what a social is. This will be Yellowknife-style social for a good cause.”
The inaugural Rotary Jingle & Mingle on December 9 is a casual event at the Elks Club downtown with doors opening at 6pm and closing at 1pm. Music will be by top local company Danceaway and there will be an assortment of activities throughout the evening. The Club shared a hint by encouraging guests to wear their ugliets Holiday sweater.
Several generous companies have donated food and other supplies for the pot-luck style food to be offered by Rotarians. The venue is being provided at no charge to the Club for free by the Elks, who will provide a bartender. Tickets are $75 and available for cash or cheque exclusively at Quality Furniture on Franklin Avenue downtown. There is a limited number still available, but the Club expects they will be sold by Friday.