Tickets still available for ‘Casino Night’

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Casino Night” fundraiser is ready to roll tomorrow evening at the Memorial Sports Centre—but it’s not too late to get tickets.
“We’re inching towards the 200 mark,” Foundation director Teresa Hazel said this morning, referring to ticket sales. “But if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can still get them at the door.
“We’ve got a great crowd coming out. Lots of great prizes, lots of fun,” she added.
Tickets cost $25 each, which includes a $15 charitable receipt, $1,000 in “fun money,” a light lunch, and a night of socializing.
This Vegas-style evening will feature blackjack, roulette, a poker table, and wheels of chance, with gamblers using “fun money” for chances to win fabulous prizes.
“Casino Night” also will feature the “PAIR-A-DICE Payoff,” where gamblers can take a chance at winning coupons from local businesses. There also will be a cash bar.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the “fun” gambling starting at 7:30.
Hazel noted if people want a full night out on the town, they could catch the Borderland Thunder game at 5 p.m. and then and go to the fundraiser afterwards.
The gambling will run until 9:30 p.m., after which people will have time to buy prizes with their “winnings,” bid in the live and silent auctions, socialize, eat, buy tickets at the penny table, and dance the night away.
A limo service also will be available courtesy of North Air Services.
As well, the winners of the “Luck of the Draw” raffle—featuring a fly-in fishing trip for two to Campbell’s Cabins, a $200 gift certificate from Wal-Mart, and a pamper yourself package—also will be drawn tomorrow night.
These raffle tickets cost $5 each, and will be available at the fundraiser.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care raises funds for the purchase of medical equipment at La Verendrye Hospital, Emo Health Centre, and Rainy River Health Centre.
Last year’s “Casino Night” brought in more than $20,000, and organizers are “keeping [their] fingers crossed” that success will be matched or exceeded this time around.