THE 26TH ANNUAL GUMBOOT RALLY raised more than $25,000 for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living on Saturday, May 5, making this the second-highest rally total ever achieved!
Total raised: $25,063
One dozen teams competed in gumboot-themed games of skill on Saturday morning in the Yk1 parking lot. Other teams dropped off donations but were unable to compete.
Most Donors – Quality Furniture gift certificate
Theresa Watson: 51 donors
Top fundraiser – Canadian North Gift Certificate
Karen Lajoie: $4,080
Top fundraising team – Aurora College swag bags
Beyond a Reasonable Trout : $8,953
Best Costumes – Investors Group hoodies and NWT Teachers’ Association hoodies
NJ McPherson Drawings
Most Enthusiastic – bowls from the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts
100.1 The Moose
Funds collected by the rally help run the services offered by YKACL such as:
- Family and Children’s Services
- Supported Independent Living
- Skills Training & Community Inclusion
- Employment Services
- Literacy Outreach Program
The Association thanks all the rally sponsors (including Quality Furniture and Canadian North), Julie Green – MLA Yellowknife Centre, Gumboot teams, donors and volunteers for helping to make this year’s fundraiser one of the most fun and successful YKACL rallies ever!