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Bingo bashes.

Kyri from the Goodfish Lake Metis Settlement phoned stating they wanted to host a bingo bash to kick off their Treaty Days, which started on Friday, July 3rd. Of course, I said "yes". I left on the morning of July 2nd and headed towards Smoky Lake.

I visited with Brian & Leeza--owners of ESSO, Super 8 & the Smoky Lake Inn. If you are in the area, stop by the ESSO store as you will be AMAZED. They sell lots of gift items from NHL hockey team t-shirts, hoodies & ball caps, jewelry, clothes, convenience items, garden ideas, camping stuff and much more.

Did you know that Smoky Lake is known as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta, and the Birthday Town?

Check out their website at www.smokylake.ca for more information.

After Smoky Lake I stopped at Walter's Store in St. Paul and The Kikino General Store, where I dropped off our new seller "Bingo Cards Sold Here" signs. It was a hot day, and I was happy when Sonia from Walter's store offered me a cold drink. From Kikino I headed to Goodfish Lake where I was welcomed by Kyri and Bernadette. There were 31 people who attended the bingo bash, which was a fundraiser for the senior's in the community. I was very pleased to see bingo players from other communities in attendance, like Verna Steinhauer and Shirley Whiskeyjack from Saddle Lake. Verna told me she was volunteering as her auntie lives in Goodfish Lake and wanted to be a helper.

John and Marianne wanted to join in on the FUN, therefore decided to make the trip. Thank you for stopping by at the end of the event to talk to me about CFWE Radio Bingo. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you to Kyri and Bernadette for the invite and for organizing a great event for their community.

By Anna Giles--Radio Bingo Manager

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Author:Giles, Anna
Publication:Alberta Sweetgrass
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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