The Timmins Porcupine Figure Skating Club is a member of the Timmins Charities Bingo Association and achieves part of its fundraising by hosting Bingos approximately twice monthly. The revenues from this activity is essential to the Club in order to offset the cost of Ice Rental Fees. Without this revenue, the fees for skating would skyrocket out of reach. The volunteer requirement is 4 bingos for Advance CanSkate/StarSkate 1 and 7 bingos for StarSkate 2. There will be a master sheet at registration so everyone can sign-up for their required bingo committment.
We are also involved in the Ontario Skaters’ Promotional Contest, which is a lottery based contest. This program is an opportunity for skaters and clubs throughout the Province of Ontario to fundraise and create public awareness of the sport of figure skating. CanSkaters one booklet each with twenty tickets at $2.00/ticket. Advance CanSkate and StarSkaters 1 and 2 receive two booklets each. The money for the tickets is paid upfront at registration time.
If anyone is interested in participating in the fundraising events for the club or have ideas for fundraising, please don’t hesitate to contact any board member.