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Fifth anuual Role to the Hole set to be fun for the whole family

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Airdrie Community Links is set to host the fifth annual Roll to the Hole on Aug. 28 at Nose Creek Park. The event includes family fun such as face painting, live musical performances and a Canine Cafe, but the main event takes place at 6 p.m. when 2,000 golf balls will be released. All proceeds go to supporting Community Link’s programming.
Airdrie Community Links is set to host the fifth annual Roll to the Hole on Aug. 28 at Nose Creek Park. The event includes family fun such as face painting, live musical performances and a Canine Cafe, but the main event takes place at 6 p.m. when 2,000 golf balls will be released. All proceeds go to supporting Community Link’s programming.
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The annual Roll to the Hole event in support of Community Links will be back again for a fifth year at Nose Creek Park on Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and gives participants a chance to win up to $2,500.

“Watching 2,000 golf balls roll out of a Burnco concrete truck is not the only highlight of this family event,” said Community Links Executive Director Brenda Hume in a press release. “We have a lot planned for that afternoon and we hope everyone can join us.”

The event includes a barbecue featuring burgers from Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar, crafts and storytelling with Community Links staff, caricatures from Kelly Gannon, face painting from Artsy Fartsy Face Body Art & More (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and live musical performances from SLAM in Airdrie performers.

Laurie Jacob-Toews, community development services manager for Community Links, said the not-for-profit asked SLAM to provide some up-and-coming performers because the family friendly event is a great way for newer performers to gain some valuable experience.

“We had such a huge response from SLAM that most performers are doing 15-minute sets because so many people said they’d do it,” Jacob-Toews said, adding the musicians will perform from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

She said the crafts and storytime are provided free of charge but they are asking for nominal donations for the food, caricatures and face painting to help offset some of the costs.

The event will also have a Canine Café complete with water and food for dogs.

“We know that a lot of folks are just out walking their dogs in Nose Creek Park so we a little café for the dogs,” Jacob-Toews said.

Of course the main event is the Roll to the Hole, when the 2,000 golf balls are released and everyone waits to see which ones will settle nearest to the designated hole. The person with the ticket for the first closest ball will win $2,500, the second closest will win $1,000 and the third closest will walk away with $500, all provided by the sponsorship of McKee Homes. Tickets for the “roll” are all available at the Community Links offices in Airdrie and Beiseker for $5 and Jacob-Toews said they are selling fast.

“We will sell out for sure,” she said.

All the proceeds from the event will go toward Community Links programs.

“We are a non-profit agency, which relies on fundraising to provide important supports to the residents of Airdrie and the surrounding communities of North Rocky View,” Hume said. “This is an important fundraiser for us and a fun one too.”

The event will also showcase the fall 2014 Programs and Services being offered at Airdrie Community Links. Jacob-Toews said there will be a passport activity where people can go to different booths to learn about the fall programs and services and can enter to win a prize.

For more information on programming, visit nrvcl.ab.ca


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