Vernon Shriners start calendar campaign

The 2013 Cash Calendar gives you a chance to win cash prizes and also gives young artists a chance to display their art work

Noble Brian Schierer (back left)

Noble Brian Schierer (back left)

The Vernon Shriners have joined forces with local students to produce their 2013 Cash Calendar.

This year’s pictures for the calendar were drawn by students from  Fulton secondary school’s resource room and from Ellison elementary school.

The children were asked to draw a picture under the theme, “my favourite sport,” with the drawings then sent to Vancouver where a team of Shriners picked the winners.

This is now the third year that the Shriners have undertaken this project. The cost of the calendar is $20 and it allows the participant to have chances of daily prizes of $25, $100, or twice a year, $1,000. If your name is drawn it goes back in the barrel to be drawn again.

“All the proceeds of this campaign go towards the B.C. Shriners Transportation Fund, which has fivebuses, which pick up children and their parents to attend medical appointments in the Lower Mainland,” said Noble Jake Terpstra, with the Vernon Shriners. “We also travel to our Shriners Hospitals where children are treated for a variety of problems dealing with orthopedic, burn and a whole host of other problems.

“Our Shriners are extremely proud of our programs and work extremely hard to make all this happen. Should you know of a child that could use our help please contact the local hospital rep at 250-545-6594.”

If you would like some calendars to give away to your friends and family as gifts, please contact any Shriner or call 250-545-6594.

“Remember, everything we do is for the kids,” said Terpstra.