Fundraiser to send youngsters to camp coming to Forshee

Game On Outdoors is laying out the red carpet for some lucky youngsters who will be guests of honour at a fundraiser.

Game On Outdoors is laying out the red carpet for some lucky youngsters who will be guests of honour at a fundraiser to help send more kids to Cenalta Camp and Wildhorse Mountain Ranch.

The fundraiser, to be held April 10 at Forshee Community Hall, promises to be a gala affair offering an evening filled with en- tertainment, good food, a silent auction and an op- portunity to recognize some worthy youngsters.

“It’s good to make some good things happen for some really good kids,” said Sandra VonHollen from Game On Outdoors.

One of the highlights of the evening will be a show- ing of a segment of The Dimestore Fishermen, a television fishing program, in which Kole MacAusland, Clayton VonHollen and Garrett and McCoy Groves were featured.

The Dimestore Fisher- men, a uniquely Canadian outdoor program that focus- es on the cultural, historical and recreational aspects of communities and water- sheds, came to Game On last year.

D’Arcy Vandergucht, host and cameraman for the show and Jim Hoey, originator and co-creator accompanied the boys on a fishing trip to Medicine Lake.

Kaleb Simpson, Isa- iah Ukranichuk and Brad Zotich were filmed at the Cenalta Camp.

This year, Game On Outdoors plans to send four boys to Cenalta Camp and four girls to Wildhorse Mountain Ranch.

The girls’ horse ranch is operated by Bear and Diane Baker and is located near Rocky Mountain House.

Sandra VonHollen from Game On Outdoors Inc. is excited about the fundraiser.

“The kids will be picked up in a limo,” she said. “And we are literally laying out the red carpet for them when they arrive at Forshee Hall. And we will be show- ing the show that the kids were featured on as well.”

In keeping with the red carpet theme, dress for the event is to be dressy casual. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 and dinner, catered by M.A.D. Catering, will follow at 6:30 p.m. En- tertainment will feature musicians Kelly & Dave.

A silent auction will also be held.

Tickets for the event are available at Game On Outdoors and Stationery, Stories and Sounds.

Giving youngsters a hand up by sending them to camp has been extremely rewarding, said VonHollen.

“We are thankful every day for the wonderful peo- ple we have met and been involved with (while mak- ing this happen),” she said.

Online auctions are also part of the fundraising drive, she said. To access the auctions online go to all Canadian online auctions on Facebook.