The Flin Flon Recycling Centre is operated by a non-profit corporation, the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc. As a non-profit its goal is to recycle as much as possible, not make money.
The Recycling Centre still needs enough money to operate. Funding comes from several places including donations and fundraising.
There are two fundraising events Trout Festival weekend.
The Cabar-eh on July 1 is an evening of excellent music with Brent Parkin, a Juno Award winning performer and his All Star Band. They play a variety of blues and swing. There will be a dance floor.
The event is arranged and hosted by Greg East and Jan Modler and is always a good time.
Tables of eight are available for $200.00. Call Greg at 204 687 0754 to reserve a table or for more information.
The second event is part of the paddling tradition of this community. Two Voyageur Canoes from the epic 1967 canoe trip to Expo 67 in Montreal are in the water at Ross Lake by Stittco for the Voyageur Canoe races.
Teams of 10 race around a course set in the lake. Each race is between five and ten minutes. Teams are timed and the fastest team wins bragging rights.
The entry fee is $100.00 per team. Last year several teams were sponsored by local businesses that didn’t have paddlers. The paddlers volunteered from the crowd.
Paddles and life jackets are provided.
To register a team call Greg at 204 687 0754. If you want to participate and do not have a team, come to the Stittco Parking lot at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday July 2. There will be a paddle for you.