The Rimbey Lions Club has donated $10,000 to the Medicine Lodge Ski Club.
The Non-profit organization reached out to the Rimbey Lions Club for support coming into their new season. This spring the ski season at Medicine Lodge Ski Club was shut down early due to COVID-19, and the cost of shutting early as well as a few incurred machine repairs were set to make the start of this season rocky.
However, the Rimbey Lions Club donation will definitely help with the Ski Club’s necessities this season.
“It is going to help us with our start up costs,” says Director of Medicine Lodge Ski Club Joanne Reaugh. Their snow cat will also be repaired with funds from the donation.
Laverne Oberhammer with the Rimbey Lions Club says that donating to the Ski Club was a no-brainer, given the amount of activity and family interest it brings to the Bentley and Rimbey area.
Oberhammer says, “lets support them, it’s what the Rimbey Lions Club do—we serve. We are there to help people.”
Oberhammer adds that the Ski Hill itself is a beautiful addition to the community.
“What we have in our backyard is phenomenal,” he says. “Here we are with paradise in our backyard.”
The Ski Hill is currently set to reopen on Boxing Day as usual, however Reaugh says, “it will be very different this year.”
Reaugh says there will be quite a few COVID-19 safety protocols in place this ski season, however there are no specifics yet on how it will impact guests.