YORKTON ‒– The Yorkton Kinsmen club made their annual trip in a go kart to Telemiracle in Regina.
Members of the Yorkton Kinsmen Club gathered at the Kinsmen Arena parking lot early Thursday morning to prepare for the drive ahead of them.
“It’s a twenty-some year tradition,” said Blair German, President of the Yorkton Kinsmen Club, adding, “we started this in 1998 and have been doing it ever since.”
It was a brisk -26 degrees when the club set out on the 200-kilometre journey to the Queen city.
“Some years it’s warm,” said German, adding with a laugh, “It’s not fun driving that kart when it’s -30.”
In the past, the group has driven to Saskatoon to attend Telemiracle, but this year saw them travel to Regina.
“We typically leave Thursday morning and get there by Friday night,” said German.
“We’ll be stopping in Springside and Melville,” said Chad Grodzinski, Deputy Governor for the club, adding, “the plan is to be in Indian Head tomorrow for a cheque presentation of $10,000.”
The stop in Indian Head saw the club deliver a donation of $10,000 to the Constable Shelby Patton Memorial Park, a fundraising effort to memorialize the constable who was killed in the line of duty last June while conducting a routine traffic stop.
The Kinsmen and Kinettes Clubs of Yorkton have had another successful year of fundraising for the Telemiracle organization.
On Saturday night the Yorkton clubs presented Telemiracle with a cheque for $47,856.