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Posted: May 10, 2021

$33k back to community so far from online bingo 

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club joined the Golden Rotary Club in their Rotary Community Online Bingo back in October 2020.

Each participating Rotary club receives a percentage of funds received from the bingo based on the number of cards sold. This is determined by the cards purchased and the club you choose to support.

Funds the clubs receive go back into your community through donations and projects.

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary club has donated a total of $33,000 of the funds received to date to support the following organizations.

We started off our donations by joining with the Cranbrook Rotary Noon club to each donate $5,000 to East Kootenay Regional Hospital Foundry Project (Pictured above). These funds were matched so total donations was $20,000.

$10,000 towards the Key City Raise the Curtains.

$8,000 to the We Bike project, promoting safe cycling.

And $10,000 to the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation – Elko Train Project.

The Golden Rotary Club and its Partner Clubs, as part the one-year anniversary of the online bingo, donated $50,000 to Joe Anna’s House in Kelowna.

Joe Anna’s House provides much need accommodation for out-of-town families with loved ones needed care at Kelowna General.

Rotary Community Online Bingo

Golden Rotary club started the online Rotary Bingo in response to COVID-19 in April 2020.

Golden Rotary worked with BCLC and gaming enforcement to ensure an approved online bingo game and process. Enjoying swift success, the club was approached by other Rotary Clubs to consider expansion.

There are now 16 Rotary Clubs involved. Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Cranbrook Noon, Cranbrook Sunrise, Kimberley, Fernie, Creston, Rossland, Trail, Waneta, Grand Forks, Nelson, Nakusp, Castlegar Sunrise and Castlegar Noon.

Bingo calling is delivered by Golden Rotary Club.

Prize pots can range from $750 to $10,000 but will be split if there is more than one winner.

Cards can be purchased at www.golden-rotary.myshopify.com Once on the site you can choose the Rotary Club you wish to support. Pay right away using etransfer then your cards are emailed to you.

Cards are $10 each and good for five games.

Bingo is via Facebook Livestream – 6 p.m. MST on Fridays. Weekly Games start at 6:30 p.m. MST.

Photos submitted

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club

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