Frank Dobbs (left) and Josef Hofmann of the Big Country Shrine Club present Stephen Pellizzari with a $1,000 cheque on Feb. 14. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Big Country Shrine Club gives away $1,000

Frank Dobbs, vice-president of the Big Country Shrine Club and fellow member Josef Hofmann presented Stephen Pellizzari with a cheque for $1,000.

“I think the work they do is absolutely fantastic,” said Pellizzari.

The club sells cash calendars and everyday buyers get a chance to receive a $25 dollar payout except on weekends ($100), Jan. 1, July 1, and Christmas Day ($1,000) if their name is drawn. Pellizzari has been buying the calendars for years and this is the first time he has received a prize.

On April. 7, the Shriners will have their annual dinner and auction for $75 a plate and all you can eat king crab and prime ribs catered by the Red Rock Grill.

“We’ve been raising at least $20,000 a year to help the Shriner Transportation Fund and we got a little girl [Alicia Parkins] from 100 Mile right now and she’s going to one of the Shriners hospitals down in the States for Spine Bifida and all [her] expenses have been covered,” said Dobbs. “She’s going to walk and before she was told she was never going to walk.”

Only one Shriners Hospital exists in Canada and it is in Montreal.

“We like to help kids and if anyone needs help let us know,” said Dobbs.

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