Wing sales go to support local wagon-rider fundraising for Telemiracle.
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Roy McDougall two years ago, setting off for Saskatoon as he fundraised for Telemiracle. He is doing it again this year and will be at the Prince Albert Brewing Company on Tuesday and Wednesday night too support their wing sale for Telemiracle which will be donated to the organization through him.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be wings sold as fundraise for this year’s Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation at the Prince Albert Brewing Company (PABCO).
All money raised will be given to the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation via Roy McDougall.
McDougall will be travelling by horse and carriage for four days to raise money for the children’s foundation.
“I’m taking a team of horses from Canadian Tire in P.A. all the way to Saskatoon for Telemiracle,” he said.
McDougal approached the brewpub to sponsor his fundraising effort.
“Every sale of each wing is going towards Telemiracle,” said Niall Kerr, the head chef at PABCO.
Wings will be sold for that purpose from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and there will be a toonie entrance fee at the door, which will also go directly to the cause.
Baskets of wings are $5.50 per pound and come in a wide variety of flavours, Kerr said.
Those include the basics of honey garlic, lemon pepper, hot, suicide, mess-you-up-hot and buffalo as well as a couple slightly more oddball options for the adventurous, such as teriyaki cashew and pancake-syrup and bacon.
Kerr has a personal interest in the cause of Telemiracle.
“Our family has used the Kinsman organization and money from Telemiracle … and other family members too,” he said.
Some members of his family are autistic and they have needed to make use of Telemiracle before.
“Every year we’ve always donated (to Telemiracle),” Kerr said.
Kerr says he is hoping for a good turnout.
Dan Dobratzs, an owner of PABCO anticipates they will raise anywhere between $500 and $1,000 in wings for the cause.
“I’d like to see the place packed. It would be nice to see it full,” he said.
McDougall will also be at PABCO on Tuesday and Wednesday night with his wagon parked outside. He will be there to eat wings and to answer questions from anyone interested in his project.
McDougall has done this trip for the same purpose once before, two years ago.
“I raised $8,000,” McDougall said.
This year he has already received several sponsors from around the city, and has managed to raise over $6,000.
“P.A. Brewhouse, they are right on the back of the wagon because they are doing that wing night for two days.”
“I do if for kids. I got two grandchildren that are a little slower. One’s in a wheelchair and one is a little slow. And my wife’s cousin, she’s got a little guy that can’t talk very well, and … my daughter, I lost her when she was 18 months, from sickness,” he said.
“That’s why I’m doing it. It’s for kids that need help.”
Despite the intensity of the winter his plans are set, he said.
“No matter how cold it is, I want to be there. The morning I left, two years ago, it was – 34 C and I still went,” he said.
He leaves on Thursday, Feb. 28 and arrives four days later in Saskatoon, where he will present the cheque.
People wishing to donate to the cause can contact McDougall at 764-4507 or 961-9454.