The Moose Jaw Elks Lodge is holding its first annual dinner to benefit children in the community.
“We just decided that doing a dinner would be the way to go about it,” said Roy Champion, member of the local Elks. “It’s meant to be kind of a fun evening.”
On May 11, "An Evening Out" will be held at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The emcee for the event will be Rod Pedersen, also known as the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Tenley Molzahn, Amy Alsop and Tony Gabriel are the featured speakers.
Champion said all funds raised would be split 50-50 between the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children and the Moose Jaw Health Foundation to support the pediatric department of the new hospital.
“As the final details get put on our new hospital, we know there’s going to be a need for equipment,” said Kelly McElree, executive director of the health foundation. “All the funds raised here are going to go towards purchasing those new pieces of equipment that are needed.”
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.