Bringing Culture Alive

Fundraising for Local Powwow a Success

The Spirit of The Peace Powwow held a raffle on June 17 to raise money for a local Powwow. Over the weekend, the society helped bring the “culture alive” as volunteer Coral Auger put it, by having drummers, dancers, and different ceremonies on top of the raffle. Auger explained that the society has held this event for the last seven years and each year they have “numerous businesses within the community that step up to consistently support us in reaching our goal.” They need all the help they can get with over 1500 people visiting their event over the weekend.

To spread the word about the free events and the raffle fundraiser, Auger and other volunteers advertised in the local newspaper, and Facebook, as well as posting posters around the town and doing local radio interviews. To sell the raffle tickets before the event, a few of the 12 active volunteers set up a table at the local grocery store and helped to spread the news about the upcoming free family fun weekend. They also sold raffle tickets the day of the event.

Auger advises giving “yourself lots of time to plan, and look for volunteers who have the same passion for the type of event.” She also said that using a company like Eventgroove was a huge help. “With all that needs to be done, I was able to order tickets conveniently online, select the appropriate shipping method and pay.  It was easy to make the cards, and they turned out great.  We will be using Eventgroove from now on.”

The tickets Auger ordered were the Colour Logo Raffle Ticket 001 which featured the logo of The Spirit of the Peace Powwow, a buffalo with a hint whimsy. Look for the event and Eventgroove’s product at the northern BC event next year.