Some local organizations got a financial boost on Thursday thanks to the Local Catch the Ace program.
On Thursday, seven local organizations received cheques totalling $7,000 from the proceeds of the Catch the Ace of Spades Draw.
Organizations that benefited from the event which started last may include the Nipissing Serenity Hospice, The Kiwanis Music Festival, The DARE program and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation.
Don Coutts is with the Rotary Club of North Bay and is the Chair of the Catch the Ace committee. He says this event is organized by a handful of local service clubs working on a common goal.
“It was an interesting process, it’s a good relationship and we got to know more about their programs and what activities they do,” said Coutts about working with other local service clubs.
“”We felt that we would promote it with organizations here in North Bay that the people know that the money is staying locally in the community and that is the big thing that people know that it is staying here and can identify the programs, so people know it is staying locally in the community.”
The other organizations working together are the Rotary Club of North Bay, Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing, North Bay Lions Club, Widdifield Lions Club, Kiwanis Club of Nipissing and North Bay Chapter of the Association of Canadian Travellers.
The third round of the Catch the Ace starts on Friday, February 16th with the first draw taking place at 7:45 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion North Bay, Branch 23.