The savoury taste of Ribfest 2021 has brought in nearly $30,000 to assist local non-profit Border City Connects.
Executive Director Glenn Fagnan with Border City Connects says his group is not resting as they press on with fundraising to keep their various programs like the Handivan on the move.
“Through the COVID pandemic, we just have not had the dollars being generated through our normal travels. A lot of our expenses have not gone down of course with our insurance and fixed costs. It’s just going to go to our day to day operations with the Ribfest which is a great boost and this is going to help us out throughout the year.”
Border City Connects will look to the new Lloydminster Community 50/50 to assist with replacing some of their Care Vans that they use to take clients out of town for non-emergency medical appointments. Fagnan notes this could happen in the next year.
They are also looking for a building to house their vehicles and various divisions. This could be in conjunction with another non-profit which also needs to secure it’s vehicles. Fagnan readily sees how all these synergies fit with the new Lloydminster 50/50.
“We’ve got some pretty high expectations on the Lottery. We think with the four of us banding together, it’s a very unique opportunity for the Community to support our groups. You know four excellent non-profit organizations in the Community that truly make a difference.”
The other three groups to benefit from the monthly pot are Lloydminster Region Health Foundation, The Olive Tree and Lloydminster Rescue Squad.