The Lions Journey for Sight starts in Flin Flon Wednesday morning. The Journey is an annual fundraiser for the Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. One of the organizers Dean Lounsbury from the Dauphin Lions Club says snowmobiles from across the province will start the northern leg at the Victoria Inn around 10 Wednesday morning and that takes them to Cranberry Portage for dinner with day number one finishing in The Pas. Day number two will take them from The Pas to Swan River and day three which is Friday will allow some of them to get home for the evening in Dauphin. Lounsbury adds Swan River is where they split the group and some of the guys will take highway 83 into the Roblin Russell area and day number four is the last day finishing up in Brandon at the airport.
The North of 53 Co-op will again be providing 500 dollars in gas for the snowmobilers. The Journey for Sight raised 82 thousand dollars for the Eye Bank last year.