Rock Solid Refuge raises $52,000 at ban­quet

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - NEWS - By Matthew Lieben­berg mlieben­[email protected]­t.com

The 2020 Rock Solid Refuge ban­quet and auc­tion fundrais­ers in Shau­navon and Swift Cur­rent raised ap­prox­i­mately $52,000 in sup­port of the faith-based res­i­den­tial pro­gram for teenage boys deal­ing with ad­dic­tions, be­hav­iour or sub­stance abuse is­sues.

The event in Shau­navon took place on March 6 and the fundraiser in Swift Cur­rent was held March 13.

The pro­gram at each event in­cluded a meal, live and silent auc­tions, in­spir­ing tes­ti­monies by cur­rent and for­mer stu­dents, and a mes­sage of hope by key­note speaker Natalie Ack­er­man of Lloy­d­min­ster, who is the founder of Hope 4 More Min­istries and the mother of a for­mer stu­dent at Rock Solid Refuge.

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ABOVE: Auc­tion­eer Don­nie Pea­cock takes bids dur­ing the live auc­tion at the fundrais­ing event in Swift Cur­rent, March 13. Stand­ing at the podium is Rock Solid Refuge board mem­ber Michael Ross. RIGHT: Tyler Dueck (at left, on gui­tar) and Steven Be­lau (per­cus­sion) per­form a song at the fundrais­ing ban­quet in Swift Cur­rent, March 13.

ABOVE: Rock Solid Refuge Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Dal­las Block in­tro­duces two cur­rent stu­dents dur­ing the ban­quet in Swift Cur­rent, March 13. Both stu­dents spoke about how they ben­e­fit from the res­i­den­tial pro­gram of­fered byRock Solid Refuge at its cen­tre near Shau­navon. LEFT: Peo­ple look at silent auc­tion items dur­ing the Rock Solid Refuge fundrais­ing ban­quet at the Le­gion Hall in Swift Cur­rent, March 13.

Key­note speaker Natalie Ack­er­man shares her mes­sage with an at­ten­tive au­di­ence at the Swift Cur­rent ban­quet, March 13.

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