Ice fishing shacks up for auction

A submitted article from Relay for Life co-ordinator Sheila Tutty

Thanks to the generous donation of the College of the Rockies (COTR), the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life committee has two wonderful ice fishing shacks up for grabs.

These shacks were constructed by the students in the trades program at the COTR under the guidance of the Home Renovation Centre with supplies donated by RONA North Star Hardware.

I am told that they dismantle very easily and quickly to make moving and storing them very convenient.

Raffle tickets will be sold at a cost of $10 per ticket or 3 tickets for $25.  What we are planning on doing is having an early bird draw the night of our Kick Off Party at Copper Point Golf Course on Thursday, April 14. This, of course, will depend on how fast we get our licence  as we cannot sell tickets until we have that number.

The early bird draw winner will receive one of the two ice fishing shacks. The draw for the second shack will be made at the Columbia Valley Relay for Life at the DTSS track on Saturday, June 11.

Please note: If we do not receive our licence in time, both draws will be made at the Relay for Life.

If you are looking for a well-built shack for your ice fishing adventures, make sure to pick up a ticket or two. And mark on your calendar the date of April 14, and plan on attending the Kick Off Party. Tickets will be sold throughout the valley, so watch for posters.

Thanks to the generous donations by community-minded businesses like the COTR, RONA North Star Hardware and Home Renovation Centre, the Columbia Valley Relay for Life will be another great success. A personal fight against cancer takes courage. A community’s fight takes commitment.

For more information, please contact me at 250-342-9059 or