Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION

Elie Community Club members keep saving up for new roof

  • Print

Dig out your old lamps, bikes and books for the Elie Community Club’s community garage sale and auction on June 8.


Residents can hold their own garage sales and pay $3 to be listed on the town map or rent a table in the community centre for $10. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


You can also place items in the auction that starts at 2:30 p.m. with viewing at 2, and pay a 10% commission.


The community map and auction sale list will be available at the community centre on June 8 or at Elie Store on the June 7.


Community club president Nickole Bernardin said money raised will be divided between the roof replacement fund and community activities.


The community garage sale and auction is the latest fundraising event that she and the other club executive members have organized to bring in the $4,000 needed to make repairs to the roof above the section of the community club used for the nursery school program. Last year they held a harvest festival, breakfast with Santa and, in January, a talent show.


 Bernardin reported that about $22,000 has been raised. The total estimate for repairs and renovations to the entire building is $100,000.


"The fundraising for our roof is going very slow as we are doing it penny by penny," Bernardin said.


"We have applied for multiple grants for assistance, and will keep searching under every stone until we can find the help we need to get the building fixed."


The club has not received any grants to date.


 "It sure would be nice if we could get it done this year, as our nursery school kids, daycare kids, as well as the community as a whole, deserves a safe and healthy environment to learn and play in," she said.


Anyone wishing to book a table for the garage sale should contact Cheryl Stock at stock.cheryl@gmail.com or call 204-597-1398.

Facebook.com/TheHeadlinerWPG
Twitter: @CanstarHeadline

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Fall Arts Guide

We preview what’s new and what’s coming up in Winnipeg’s new arts season

View our Fall Arts Guide

Readers' Choice Awards

Best Of Winnipeg Readers Survey

See the results of the 2014 Canstar Community News Best of Winnipeg Readers' Survey.

View Results

This Just In Twitter bird

Poll

Will you be getting the flu shot this year?

View Results

View Related Story