January 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Millet and District Fish and Game Association, and the organization is going to celebrate with a banquet and charity fundraiser.
“(Jan. 20) is the Millet Fish and Game 30th anniversary supper,” said master of ceremonies Gerald Zimmerman, of Zimmerman Auctions Ltd.
The Fish and Game Association annually holds an awards banquet dinner, this year the event has been doubled in honour of the milestone anniversary.
Within the community the organization hosts archery, skeet shooting, youth education camps, canoe trips, and fishing days, among other events.
Zimmerman says in past years 200 tickets have been printed for the banquet, this year 400 tickets were sold. “It’s been sold out for over a month.”
The banquet was also moved the drill hall in Wetaskiwin.
Being that it is the 30th anniversary for the award-winning, community minded organization, members and Zimmerman wanted to add a special element to the evening.
The Auctioneers Association of Alberta donates prints to be auctioned at events, in the name of charity.
“We’re going to raise $30,000 on our 30th anniversary. From this two teams and a challenge was born,” said Zimmerman.
“Every penny raised will be donated to the Stollery (Children’s Hospital),” he added.
The Millet and District Fish and Game Association team will be headed by president Teesha Tourett and those wishing to contact the association to make a donation can do so at its email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zimmerman leads the Friends of Adam team and donations can be made online to the hospital through the Zimmerman Auctions Ltd. Facebook page.
This charitable competition has significant meaning for the Zimmerman family, as their son Adam, who passed away from a brain tumor in 2014, was treated at the Stollery Children’s Hospital for 16 years.