The Cochrane Kiwanis Club is once again hosting its weekly Chase the Ace event tonight. The interactive fundraiser that funded their Christmas toy project initiative benefited one hundred disadvantaged kids in the Cochrane area and gave them an unforgettable Christmas experience.

Ronald Gosselin is the president of the Cochrane Kiwanis Club and he says that the progressive raffle relaunches tonight (Saturday, February 1) for the first time in the New year, and there will be approximately $600 up for grabs.

He says "We have 46 cards left in the deck and our pool has accumulated to an estimated amount of $600. The participants go into a draw and the winner has a chance to pick the ace of spades and win our jackpot. If someone pulls the ace of spades they would take home about $600."

The Kiwanis Club relies on the proceeds from the weekly Chase the Ace game to fund various initiatives throughout the community including the Christmas toy project for disadvantaged kids, bike recycling program, kids’ leadership programs and Kamp Kiwanis. 

The funds raised this time around will be used for the bike recycling project. Gosselin says "This coming spring we will use the funds for approximately 40 bikes for disadvantaged kids. The kids will receive bikes, helmets and everything they need in terms of safety."

Gosselin says the Kiwanis Club of Cochrane has a successful partnership with the Iron Bridge Pub and that participants can take advantage of a discount at the pub during the event. 

He says "The Iron Bridge gives a 50 percent reduction on fish & chips during the event. So people can get out for a nice meal, take part in the draw, support our community projects and have fun."

The Chase the Ace event takes place every Saturday from 6-8 pm, It is $5 to enter and takes place at The Iron Bridge Pub, located at 240 Riverview Drive in Cochrane.