Direction and Feedback on the proposed fundraising options:
Fun Run: Kick off Summer with a “Between a walk and a hard pace Fun run” on Friday June 17? (Rosebud 50 year reunion is on July 1 2022). Set a registration fee (example $40) gets an entry to the race and included in the registration fee is a T-shirt (potentially sponsored by a local business or businesses) The run can include a ½ -mile dash for kids, a 5km run and possibly a 10km option. Can have sponsors for cost recovery of the Tshirts, a hydration station at the end of the race route and a sponsor for lunch during/after the event?
Rock the Rink: Partner with a couple groups to help facilitate the night similar to how the Impersonator event from Nov 2021 went (1 Group to run the bar, 1 group to do a meal) and split the profits 20-25% to helping groups and 50-60% of profits goes to Town.
Raffle Tickets: Could we send out information in a newsletter some sort of raffle? Could be as small or as large as we want: We could partner with local businesses and offer local services. A Pamper basket? A That way when people pay their utility bill, they can also buy a $10 ticket on a raffle basket.
The Large Item Lotto (for example, a truck + auger + 2 snowmobiles) is a very tricky option but has the potential to raise a lot of money. Unfortunately, the Town cannot be the applicant on the lotto license. A charitable or not for profit group or committee must orchestrate the fundraiser and must have their own bylaws and be able to produce to SLGA a financial statement, their own bank account and more as part of the application process. Basically, the Town would not be able to have any “control” on funds as far as SLGA is concerned and therefore, a committee or group could collaborate with the Town to allocate funding for projects but ultimately, the group or committee has the final decision.
Ask individuals/groups/committees for support by donating to large recreation projects. Town Council could outline 1-3 large projects annually for a year or two to help get some of these large capital projects that need to get done in order to operate recreation facilities (ie, the condenser at the rink, the hall PA system, fitness centre equipment)