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Redvers Wildlife Federation raises big funds at annual event

The Redvers Wildlife Federation had an excellent turnout for its annual fundraiser.
Another successful pheasant release of 300 birds was completed in September. The pheasants are faring well and numbers are showing increases in the area.

REDVERS - The Redvers Wildlife Federation held its 31st fundraising dinner, raffle and auction in the evening of Nov. 11.

Tickets quickly sold out and 400 people enjoyed an evening of fun. Chairperson Steven George is thrilled with the success of this year’s event. He thanks all the volunteers and all who attended.

George was grateful to all the donors that answered the call for items to the raffle and auction.

There were visitors from other wildlife federations. Members from Wawota, Oxbow, Moose Mountain and Wapella were in attendance. Supporters enjoyed the meal from Weir's Catering. George thanked them for their donation of the meal again this year. Brock Auctioneer Services also donated their services to the club.

The event was held in the Redvers Log Cabin. That was, incidentally, built by volunteers from the Redvers Wildlife Federation and Redvers community. Doors opened at 5 p.m. and supper was served at 6:30. The auction and raffles took place after dinner, followed by a comedian.

George sent out a special thank you to club president Tim Zelionka and his wife Tiffany for the tireless work that they do for the club. He also applauded Michelle Jensen, this year’s MC.

“She did an amazing job,” George said.

The club supports the hospital by covering the cost of the banquet at their fundraisers. They donate to the Redvers Activity Centre, the hospital, the fire department, Storthoaks Recreation Centre and the Redvers Recreation Centre.

The Redvers Wildlife Federation is involved and invested in the community and areas. George listed several projects, and residents’ facilities that the Redvers club supports. These include, Sask Habitat, youth programs locally and provincially and the federation’s own group Junior Wildlife for students ages six to 16.

George mentioned the activities that the students enjoy are fishing, searching for deer-horn shed and ice fishing in the winter. Besides these, they support the Firearm Safety Course. These programs depend on volunteers to teach and share talents with the students each year. George thanks the volunteers for their time and energy spent enhancing the lives of these young outdoor enthusiasts.

This year’s event also included a designated driver service to ensure safe rides home for all that requested this service.

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