Rotary Partnership Provides Support For Local Organizations
 
Sioux Lookout- Despite COVID-19 causing the Rotary Bingo to stop before completing the season, the Dryden Rotary Charitable Foundation has again allotted $16,000.00 for Sioux Lookout Organizations.
 
The bingo is become an annual fundraiser operated by the Rotary Club of Dryden. The Rotary Club of Sioux Lookout assists with the distribution of cards and collection of sales locally each week.
 
Proceeds from the bingos are returned to the communities in the area where tickets are sold. As a result of Rotary Sioux Lookout’s partnership, the Club has an opportunity to direct a portion of the monies from the bingos based on the local sales to local organizations.
 
The proceeds of the 2019-2020 year are being shared with the five area schools, Lac Seul Education Authority, Sioux North, Sioux Mountain, Sacred Heart and Pelican First Nations High School, for their student nutrition programs. The Club has assisted the school nutrition programs for several years with donations from the bingo proceeds. This year we have reached out to the Lac Seul Education Authority to develop a relationship with their schools.
 
In addition, this year the Club was able to designate support for the Hub Transit and Sioux Looks Out for Paws.
 
Charitable organizations and non-profit organizations that primarily benefit the citizens of the Sioux Lookout area can apply for funds through the Rotary Club of Sioux Lookout or directly to the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation. For further information, contact rotarysiouxlookout@shaw.ca.
 
The Rotary Club of Sioux Lookout would also like to take this opportunity to thank the local retailers who sell the tickets for the weekly bingos. Thank you to: Fresh Market Foods, DJ’s Gas Bar, Sioux Lottery, and Red Pine Store in Kejick Bay.