Music bingo fundraiser at Legion

On Saturday June 2, the Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting a music bingo event to raise funds

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

On Saturday June 2, the Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting a music bingo event to raise funds for a new sound system.

Manager Sam Jones says the system they have now is out of date and has a mind of it’s own. “The speakers work only when they want to,” she says. “I’ve been here for 20 years and they were here before I came.”

However, the system is not high on the priority list of things to do for the Legion, so Jones thought that doing a fundraiser would be the way to go. “We’ll see how it goes. If we can raise enough money, that’s great. If not, we’ll plan another event later on.”

The evening will be fun for all. Gary Parker, who offers music bingo and knockout DJ services, starts off with the classics like country and rock and moves on to television jingles and other catchy tunes. “He does everything,” says Jones, from the 30s through to the 60s.

Bingo cards will cost $3 per card or two for $4. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the evening will go to the winner of each round and 50 per cent will go towards a new sound system.

Jones is not sure how many people will show up for the event, but says that usually they draw between 30 and 40 people and that she is hoping that between 40 and 50 show up. —editor@lakecowichangazette.com