Preston Scout House Band Inc. of Cambridge is offering a thousand reasons for people to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1: a $1,000 top prize and two $500 prizes in the Scout House raffle.
Tickets are available from members of every group in the organization, including Magic of Scout House winter guard, Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps, Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble, Scout House Heritage Guard and Scout House Band heritage unit that will march in Preston’s Canada Day parade on July 1.
The winning tickets will be drawn at the Scout House barbecue to be held at the Speedsville Community Hall, 333 Speedsville Road, following the parade. A special Scout House heritage band of more than 100, including current and former members dating back to the 1940s, will participate in the special event, which is being billed as the Scout House Canada 150 Summer Tour. The “tour” begins on King Street at Bishop Street and ends a mile away at Eagle Street, the end of the parade route.
Chances of winning one the three raffle prizes are relatively high. Only a thousand tickets will be sold. Raffle proceeds will help meet the organization’s annual operating expenses. Preston Scout House Band Inc. recently received significant other community financial support: a $5,000 grant from the City of Cambridge and $1,037.50 from the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) through the William and Vera Fisher Family Fund.
Anyone interested in purchasing raffle tickets, or in helping sell tickets, should contact telephone (519) 653-3376, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston Scout House Band, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with registered charity status able to issue tax receipts to donors, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956.
The multi-unit organization offers individuals of any age the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting as young as age 8 and continuing throughout life. These units are:
*Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps for young men and women up to age 22, Silver Award winners at the 2016 Drumline Ontario provincial championships.
*Preston Scout House Band, rebuilding in 2017 for resumption of full activity in 2018, is for those over age 18, performing across southern Ontario and beyond. A special heritage band including current and former members dating back to the late 1940s will march in Preston’s Canada Day parade on July 1. More than 100 marching members are expected to participate.
*Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble and percussion accompaniment, which rehearses in the winter for appearances at drum corps and community events throughout the year.
*Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, established in the fall of 2014 and undefeated in its first three seasons of North East Color Guard Circuit contests.
*Heritage Drill Team, with members wearing tight black shorts, knee socks, short sleeved burgundy tunics, white gauntlets and Aussie hats as in the 1950 and ‘60s.