The Creighton Branch of the Saskatchewan Fish and Wildlife Federation is holding their annual banquet next Saturday, January 28th in the Creighton Community Hall. The group’s Kevin Rose says it’s an important fund raiser explaining they are a non-profit fishing and hunting organization since 1961 with a focus on firearm safety. He says the majority of the fund raising they do goes toward the upkeep and regulatory rules for their rifle range on the Hanson Lake road, adding a couple of years ago they were closed down because of these new regulations and that almost emptied the bank account. Rose adds other ranges in Saskatchewan have had to pay tens of thousands to get their ranges to code and he foresees the next government inspection for them to be the same so without the support of the community they could one day lose this rifle range.
The evening will include a catered supper, cash bar, penny parade, raffles, trophies for hunting and fishing and a dance. Tickets are 45 dollars for adults and 15 for children under 12 and are available at Di’s Confectionary, Ginnell Bauman and Watt or any club executive member.