You will pay an operational fee that supports fundraising, and each year we organize activities to raise funds. Our major fundraising events are the March 17th Recital/Ice Show and Mandatory participation in: 1. Selling 2 tickets per skater to the Hillside Night of Lights Event 2. Participate in the January 7/2018 bottle drive. Start saving your empty bottles now. You can drop your bottles off any time at the Bottle Depot at 4261 Glanford Ave, 3961 Quadra St or 655 Queens Ave, state it is for the Saanich Skating Club of Victoria before you deposit your bottles. Write your name on the receipt & turn it in to one of the coaches or to an executive member.
Thrifty Foods Smile Cards – Ask us for a card and start earning money for the Club
How does loading the cards work?
There is absolutely no cost to you. Take the Smile Card with you to Thrifty Foods when you go grocery shopping. Ask the cashier to load any amount you wish onto the card before having your grocery order rung through. Pay for the card load with cash, debit card or credit card. Ring the grocery order through and pay for the order with your Smile Card. When the card balance is running low, load it again to continue to support your group every time you shop! It’s that simple! The club will receive 5% cash back from each sale on your card
Does using a Smile Card like this affect my Club Thrifty Foods points?
No it will not. The programs work together, not independently of each other. Customers enrolled in the program continue to load their Fundraising Smile Card at the till, which executes the 5% donation to the group from Thrifty Foods (card loads are not eligible to earn Club Thrifty Foods points). They then use the Smile Card as a method of payment for your groceries, just like any other payment method.
On Saturday March 17, 2018 all of the skaters take part in the Saanich Skating Club of Victoria Skating Recital. This event is always the highlight of the skating season.
- The skaters learn routines, wear costumes and get to show off their skating skills for a large audience.
- We sell tickets to the show, sell flowers so that relatives & friends can present them to their performers.
- We MIGHT be allowed to operate the concession stand for the day & all profits would belong to the Club.
There is a recital fee which is used to cover the cost of extra coaching time, extra ice rental & various other expenses that come with putting on a performance.
Costumes are not included in the recital fee but we always try to keep your cost to a minimum.
The recital always requires a lot of volunteers. We arrange the scheduling so that volunteers do not miss their child’s performance.