New Year’s party helps to support Mt. Timothy Ski Area

The Mt. Timothy Ski Society and Ski Patrol is inviting the community to join them in ringing in 2016.

The Mt. Timothy Ski Society and Ski Patrol is inviting the community to join them in ringing in 2016 at their annual New Year’s Apres Ski Party and Fundraiser.

The dinner, dance and silent auction scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 31 at the Elk’s Hall promises to be a great party and fun way to help support the Mt. Timothy Ski Area, says event spokesperson Tera Grady.

Last year she says the party raised more than $8,000 with just over 100 people in attendance.

Ticket prices were lowered this year to make the event more affordable for more people to enjoy.

Instead of $75, tickets are $65 which includes a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, a dessert table, party favours and after a night of dancing to Crank It Up DJ services a buffet of midnight snacks.

The fully stocked bar will include free non-alcoholic beverages for the designated drivers.

“There will also be a drink special,” adds Grady.

Among the silent auction items is a log bench donated by Pioneer Log Homes.

“Local business owners are being very supportive, and TRUE Consulting sponsored the hall rental for us again this year,” Grady says.

Funds raised by the party event are divided between the ski society to maintain the ski lifts and the hill, and the volunteer Ski Patrol.

She says the Ski Patrol is entirely supported by fundraising.

This year she says the Ski Patrol applied for and received a portable defibrillator  from the Heart and Stroke Foundation which has a value of approximately $2,000.

“That was a great help,” Grady says.

The Ski Patrol also has needs for supplies such as splints, bandages, radios, rescue toboggans, and uniforms for the volunteer ski patrollers.

She urges people to get their tickets early as they are going quickly.

Tickets are available at Spa Naturally, Bob’s, Raymond James and Chiropractic Associates.

When those shops are closed Grady asks people to call for tickets at 250-305-7688.