2018 Gumboot Rally raises second-highest total in 26 years!


THE 26TH ANNUAL GUMBOOT RALLY
raised more than $24,000 for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living on Saturday, May 5, making this the second-highest rally total ever achieved!
Total raised: $24,363.06
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
Speech Thor-apists

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!