It is “critical” for the Wor-Kin Shop to reach their half a million fundraising mark, so they can start construction on a new day program facility for Weyburn.
“Once we reach our goal, the Ministry of Social Services will provide the remainder of their $1 million commitment and allow us to begin construction of our new day program building,” said Andria Brady, executive direction of the Wor-Kin Shop.
To that end, a “Half a Million Dollars Benefit Concert” will be held on Monday, Mar. 18 at the Weyburn Comp School Cafetorium.
The concert will featuring the Ambiance Combo, who are members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. They will perform selections of jazz, classical, gypsy, pop and fiddle music.
“We have already sold out half of the tickets for this concert and the tickets will only be sold in advance,” said Brady.
The evening will start with mocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., and a presentation and concert will get underway at 7 p.m. There will be a chocolate fountain, raffles, and an opportunity to highlight donors.
Tickets will be available in advance only, for $50 each, with tax receipts to be issued for $25 each. Residents can purchase their tickets by contacting Andria Brady at the Wor-Kin Shop.
The Ambiance Combo is comprised of members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, performing selections of jazz, classical, pop and fiddle music.
The goal for the Wor-Kin Shop is to raise the remaining amount of their $500,000 commitment towards building a new day program facility for Weyburn. To date, just over $200,000 of that goal has been raised.
To start construction this spring, the Wor-Kin Shop needs to reach their goal soon.
The new day program facility will allow the Wor-Kin Shop to relocate their programs, and offer more services to the area. “We have a number of clients who are accepted to the program, but they can’t start because of the limitations at our current facility,” added Brady.
She added this new facility “will allow us to serve adults with intellectual disabilities in southeast Saskatchewan for many years to come.”
Currently, the Wor-Kin Shop offers their services from 1720 East Avenue, right next door to the SARCAN depot.
Another benefit of relocating the majority of the Wor-Kin Shop programs to the new facility is that it would allow SARCAN to expand their operations.
The 5,000 square foot wood shop and the paper and cardboard recycling programs offered by the Wor-Kin Shop would remain at the East Avenue location.