O’LEARY -- Staff of O’Leary Farmers Co-op continue their tradition of being big supporters of the IWK Children’s Hospital. Every year they host several fundraising activities in support of the special cause. Staff member Shelley McCormick said their special activities bring in between $5,000 and $6,000 annually for the children’s hospital.
O’Leary Farmers Co-op staff members, clockwise from front left, Shelley McCormick, Jason Ballum, Marley Jones and John MacWilliams load up a tent with some of the prizes they will have up for grabs this Sunday during their annual prize Bingo in support of the IWK Children’s Hospital.
Their most popular event is their IWK Prize Bingo, and that’s happening this Sunday, April 27, at O’Leary Legion. Games start at 2 p.m. Legion bingo caller, Gordon Ashley, will be at the microphone.
Co-op staff are donating the prizes for most of the games, with the IWK Foundation supplying the grand prize, a hotel package.
There are 20 bingo rounds scheduled. There will also be a 50-50 draw and canteen service in support of the cause. Staff are already selling tickets on a lottery tree draw and those tickets will be available during Sunday’s Bingo.