The Rafferty Rumble was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Estevan Curling Club on Friday Morning. The Curling Club had received the $10,000 for their Tankard event and decided to keep the donation moving forward.
"We were given $10,000 from the Summer Games, and we've paid it forward to the Rafferty Rumble," shared Leah Moriarty from the Curling Club, "In hopes that when they have their event, and it's a success they will do the same."
"We took a look at the committee and felt it was the best agency to give it to. This was an event from years ago, and it was quite successful," explained Helen Fornwald with the Estevan Curling Club. "It's not just one facility or one program its multiple, so we felt they could spread the money out over the facilities and to bring the upgrades out, to run this event."
"I've always heard about this fund and knew it was in the works in the community," explained Josh LeBlanc, head organiser of the Rafferty Rumble. "Never did I expect the Rafferty Rumble to get it, so we are extremely grateful for the donation."
LaBlanc worked with the summer games in the past and understood how vital start-up funds are for these events, and the funds will help them put on an even bigger and better show in July. The committee has booked the bands that will perform and put out the application form for vendors to apply for the street market; they are also working on setting up a car show as well. The committee has been meeting monthly since September to plan out the event. Come February of 2019 all the event information will be available.
The Rafferty Rumble is set to take place on July 26, 27 and 28.