Shriners raising money for a good cause

Calendar fundraiser helps children needing medical treatment

Local business owner and Shriner Frank Dobbs

Local business owner and Shriner Frank Dobbs

Barbara Roden

Free Press

There aren’t many calendars that give you the opportunity to win a cash prize on every day of the year, which is one of the things that make the annual Shriners calendar special.

For more than five years, members of Big Country Shrine Club #50, based in 100 Mile House, have been selling the calendars. Local business owner and Shriner Frank Dobbs, who has been a member of the 100 Mile House and Williams Lake Shrine clubs for 15 years, says last year sales of the Shriners calendar in British Columbia raised $42,000.

The money raised goes to fund the transportation costs of any child in the province who needs to visit a Shriners Hospital.”

This includes children referred to the Shriners Gait Lab at the BC Children’s Hospital, which assesses children with walking disorders.

Every purchaser of the calendar, which costs $20, is registered and eligible to win the cash prize offered every day of the year, which ranges from $25 to $1,000.

Calendars can be purchased at the Red Rock Grill, 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply, and BJ’s Donuts & Eatery, or by calling Dobbs at 250-791-6524, Joe Hofmann at 250-395-3566, or Ray Matwick at 250-395-3107.