Why Do We Fundraise?Updated Wednesday October 18, 2017 by Skate Canada Orangeville.
We are a non-profit organization, operated by an executive board of parent volunteers and we currently hold classes at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Complex on ice which we is purchased by the hour from the Town of Orangeville. In order to cover the cost of ice time each season while keeping our skaters' registration fees as low as possible, we must raise dollars through fundraising.
Our biggest fundraiser is the Ontario Skaters' Lottery. Upon registration, you will pay a fundraising fee of $40. In return for this fee, you will be provided with a book of lottery tickets to be sold at $2 per ticket. Simply sell all of your tickets, keep the monies you collect and recoup the full amount paid upon registration. $22 from every $40 book of tickets sold stays with our club and helps to offset our large annual ice bill which in turn helps us keep our registration fees at an affordable level. The balance of monies generated in this contest provide direct athlete funding to Skate Canada skaters in our Central Ontario section. Tickets will be provided to all on-line registrants during the first two weeks of classes.
Smaller fundraising efforts will continue throughout the season which help offset expenses such as office supplies, telephone/internet expenses, computer expenses, etc. all necessary for the daily running of the club. We look forward to your participation. Every little bit counts!