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25th annual Gumboot Rally
Sat, 29 April 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
Register your team today!
What is the Gumboot RALLY?
The Gumboot Rally is a beloved and fabulous annual tradition organized to raise money for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living, established in 1962.
The two-and-a-half-hour event is attended by teams of costumed family members, students, school staff, sports teams, government workers, professionals, business owners and their employees, unions and politicians. The morning features contests of skill – such as The Boot Toss and The Boot Bowl-A-Thon – along with live music, magic shows and a BBQ.
How does it work?
Teams of five participants collect pledges in advance of the rally. In the past, teams have organized office bake sales, workplace hockey pools and Survivor pools, putts-for-cash during lunch hour, silent auctions, 50/50 draws, school lunch specials and other creative fundraising schemes.
During the event, the costumed team members compete in boot-themed skill-testing games. Winners are declared by noon.The rally is held next to the Abe Miller Building at the corner of 53rd Street and Franklin Avenue.
Where does the money go?
YKACL is a charitable organization that provides lifelong support to individuals with disabilities and their families. This rally is the association’s major annual fundraising event.
Funds collected support services offered by YKACL, such as:
• Skills Training and Community Inclusion
• Family and Children’s Services
• Supported Independent Living
• Employment Services
• Literacy Outreach