Friday, April 9, 10-10:30 a.m. is the time set for “Light It Up for The Lighthouse” event, a collaborative fundraiser with The Lighthouse and Liberty Athletics.
A release from organizers encourages the public to “Get up off the couch and join in with community to support The Lighthouse. Your living room is the perfect place to join the event and participate in a 30-minute workout. It is $20 per registration which could be for one person or for the household. No special equipment or gear is required.”
Earlier this year it was announced the emergency shelter operation of The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords would have to close for lack of funding, however Metis Nation – Saskatchewan stepped in to keep the facility doors open for the time being. Now, the organization is seeking long-term financial stability in order to meet their mandate.
The release issued Tuesday stated Liberty Athletics is creating a fundraiser event to honour the work being done at The Lighthouse. Liberty Athletics is a youth sport and recreation facility in North Battleford. The gym space is located at 771-109th Street and is offering programming at the gym, and the option of private rentals for family groups or other cohorts, as well as a long list of online opportunities as well as camps and clinics around the province.
To register for the “Light It Up for The Lighthouse” fundraiser, visit the Liberty Athletics website at www.libertyathletics.ca and choose the “Free Programs” option. Follow the prompts from there. Or, call the gym to register 306-937-6606. The event is also found on Facebook. All proceeds will go directly to The Lighthouse in North Battleford.