Kinsmen Sportsplex taking non-perishable items for food bank
Shelly Howe, recreation program supervisor with the City of Moose Jaw, is always pleasantly surprised at how charitable people in the community are.
“You hear a lot of talk about how there’s the whole ‘me’ society these days,” Howe said. “I think Moose Jaw is a phenomenal example of how communities come together and make great things happen.”
From Oct. 28 – 31, the Kinsmen Sportsplex will be accepting non-perishable food items for the Moose Jaw Food Bank. Donations will be rewarded with an entry form for a chance to win 10 per cent off the renewal or purchase of a swim membership.
“We did it last year and it was very well received by our members and patrons and we thought we’d do it again,” Howe said. “There are lots of people looking to participate in the food drive.”
Howe said there were several boxes of food items taken from the Kinsmen Sportsplex to the Food Bank last year.
On Halloween, between 7 and 9 p.m., a non-perishable food item donation will get people into swim for free.
“We like to offer the opportunity for physical activity all the time,” Howe said. “Because our numbers are a little bit lower on that date, we make it special by putting one of our inflatables in the water.”
It’ll be a surprise which inflatable structure is floating in the pool on Halloween night. It could be the jungle gym or it could be the slide.
“They’re very popular,” Howe said.