New Major Project for the Kin Club of Russell

After months of strategic planning and considering input from the public, Township and businesses, the Kin Club of Russell voted in its next major project – Welcome to Russell signs. It a very close vote, the sign project was selected over four other projects including a walkway and walking bridge over the Castor River; a community garden; a new pool/arena complex; and a community van.

The two Welcome to Russell signs will be similar to those already in existence in Embrun, complete with stone work, signage, shrubbery, etc. They are proposed for the Boundary Road/Craig St. entrance as well as the corner of Castor/Eadie Roads. Construction of both signs are estimated between $60,000.00 - $80,000.00.

The new project is expected to be completed within a year, at which time the club will commence its next major project. Although the recent survey completed by the club showed the majority of residents wanted a new pool complex, the Kin Club members felt they need a bit of a breather and easier project after the Sports Dome project.

Anyone wishing to assist with the construction/building/fundraising of the signs should contact the Kin Club of Russell at kinclubofrussell@gmail.com

19th Annual Poutmasters Fishing Derby a Huge Success!

The Kin Club of Russell’s 19th annual Poutmasters Fishing Derby, held May 11th - 13th was a huge success said Kin Club of Russell’s Poutmaster chair Doug Anthony. “We had perfect weather all weekend, the fish were biting and the prizes and sponsorships were amazing this year”, said Anthony.

In total 271 registered for the annual mudpout fishing derby, including 9 in the new Pro Series edition.  A total of 413 fish were caught over the beautiful weekend. “For the first year, we were ecstatic with 9 in the Pro Series…they were serious fishermen.” The Pro Series saw fishermen competing for the total weight of their five largest mudpout caught. The Pro Series winners (1st and 2nd) won cash prizes and all rankings were as follows:

Pro Series

1st             Shawn Laronde                    2.286 kilos

2nd           Justin Harten                        2.214 kilos

3rd            Mike Lamoureux                 2.198 kilos

4th            Jacquie Rail                            1.808 kilos

5th            Robert Armstrong              1.584 kilos

Youth Division

1st             Zachary Pichette                 552 grams

2nd           Jacob Lobban                       504 grams

3rd            Wyatt Rivet                            492 grams

Adult Division

1st             Kevin Moore                          698 grams

2nd           Justin Harten                        616 grams

3rd            Diana Bereck                         610 grams

 

This year’s Poutmasters were sponsored by Canadian Facility Security, Russell Township, South Nation Conservation, Embrun Giant Tiger, Hot Potato, Russell Lions Club, Laplante Dodge and Embrun Ford amongst others. Stella’s Touch in Russell donated the $500 day at the Spa for Mother’s Day, won by Brooke Laplante. The Canoe and Kayak from Barry’s Home Hardware were won by Mason Savage (kayak) and Marc Gauthier (canoe). Gift bags and 200 carnations (for Mother’s Day) were donated by Diane Hayes of Kelly’s Boutique.

Chris Pare of Moreland brought in $732 of pledges towards the Russell Township Sports Dome! Next year’s Poutmasters (May 10 -12th) will be the 20th anniversary, “Expect some big things!” said Anthony. For more information about pledges and sponsorships, please contact Doug Anthony at kindoug27@gmail.com

 Brooke Laplante poses with her mother after winning the $500 Stella's Touch Day at the Spa (On Mother's Day) at the 2018 Poutmasters fishing Derby.

Brooke Laplante poses with her mother after winning the $500 Stella's Touch Day at the Spa (On Mother's Day) at the 2018 Poutmasters fishing Derby.

Catch the Ace - The Jackpot is Won!

The Kin Club of Russell’s Catch the Ace lottery was won Sunday, May 6th at the Etienne Brule Brewery. Yannick Demers won the weekly draw of $3,052 and it took another 18 draws until the Ace of Spades was finally found in the very last envelope. Janice Stewart won the $30,000 jackpot and was excited to rush over and receive her cheque to thunderous applause by the packed crowd at Etienne Brule.

Tickets were completely sold out, bringing the total to 20,000 tickets sold, with $50,000 minus expenses going to local charities from the Kin Club of Russell.  The next Catch the Ace lottery will start on June 17th, with tickets available at Pronto, Foodland, Etienne Brule Brewery and Pierre et Fils starting June 1st. The next lottery is a provincial licence, which makes tickets sales unlimited unlike with the municipal licence.  Also coming on board for the new Catch the Ace lottery, is Russell Minor Hockey who will sell tickets and profit from their sales!

 Catch the Ace chair Bill McInnis (left) presents Janice and Dave Stewart with a cheque for $30,000. The next Catch the Ace lottery starts June 17th.

Catch the Ace chair Bill McInnis (left) presents Janice and Dave Stewart with a cheque for $30,000. The next Catch the Ace lottery starts June 17th.

Catch the Ace - Final Draw!

!!! Catch the Ace $30,000 jackpot to go next week !!!

After 33 weeks of Catch the Ace lottery in Russell Township, the jackpot estimated at $30,000 must go next Sunday, May 6th at Etienne Brulé Brewery in Embrun. “We’ve simply sold all of our allotted tickets” said an ecstatic Chair Bill McInnis. The Kin Club of Russell has sold approximately 17,000 of their allotted 20,000 tickets, raising close to $50,000 for local charities.
We will make available the remaining 3,000 tickets at Russell Foodland (500), Russell Pronto Convenience (300), Etienne Brulé Brewery (300) and Pierre et Fils in Embrun (200). The remaining tickets will be sold either on the draw date at Etienne Brulé Brewery, by the Kin Club of Russell members, or held in reserve to replenish ticket locations. “It’s kind of cool selling $15,000 dollars worth of tickets for a $30,000 dollar prize” added McInnis. “It should be fun!”

(Psssttt.... The Kin Club of Russell has acquired an unlimited jackpot provincial licence for Catch the Ace, starting June 17th.)

Catch the Ace - April 29 Results

KINgrats to this week's Catch the Ace Winner, who won $1,086 at this week's Catch the Ace draw! The winner drew envelope #22 finding the King of Diamonds so the ace of spades is still waiting for you! Next week's jackpot will be over $24,000 (way better than bingo!).

Don't forget if the ace is not found by May 6th...we WILL GIVE THE JACKPOT AWAY on May 6th! (We draw until someone finally finds it).

Get your tickets at Foodland, Pronto, Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery or any Kin Member...email us at kindoug27@gmail.com if you want to buy tickets online (before noon Sunday).

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Kin Club of Russell is Growing

At their last month’s meeting in March, the Kin Club of Russell grew by four new members – Elizabeth Kola, Trevor Findlay, Diane Hayes and Dave Picard. Not to be outdone, they grew by another eleven new members at their April monthly meeting - José Bluteau, Trista Georges, Marty & Maria Chesser, Diane Perron, Elizabeth Ferguson, Rick & Marg McCabe, James Egan, Kim Picard and Meghan Gagnon.

Standing now at 42 members strong, the Kin Club is preparing for the Russell Township Sports Dome Opening Ceremonies and Recognition Gala on May 5th, an end to their current Catch the Ace lottery on May 6th (if it doesn’t go the Sunday before) as they will draw until the jackpot (estimated to be $30,000) is given away, followed by Poutmasters Fishing Derby May 11 – 13th with a $500 Day at Stella’s Spa being given away for Mother’s Day to some lucky fisherman.

The Kin Club of Russell also selected its next new strategic project to work on, which will be ratified and revealed at their next general meeting on May 28th. For more information about kin or its projects, please visit www.kinclubofrussell.ca or its Facebook page at Kin Club of Russell.

Catch the Ace - April 22 Results

KINgrats to Diane Wolfenden who won $1,086 at this week's Catch the Ace draw! Diane drew envelope #52 finding the 5 of clubs so the ace of spades is still waiting for you! Next week's jackpot will be over $24,000 (way better than bingo!).

Don't forget if the ace is not found by May 6th...we WILL GIVE THE JACKPOT AWAY on May 6th! (We draw until someone finally finds it).

Get your tickets at Foodland, Pronto, Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery or any Kin Member...email us at kindoug27@gmail.com if you want to buy tickets online (before noon Sunday).

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Catch the Ace - April 15 Results

KINgrats to Murray MacLaren who won $1,058 at this week's Catch the Ace draw! Murray drew envelope #24 finding the 3 of diamonds so the ace of spades is still waiting for you! Next week's jackpot will be over $23,000 (way better than bingo!).

Don't forget if the ace is not found by May 6th...we WILL GIVE THE JACKPOT AWAY on May 6th! (We draw until someone finally finds it).

Get your tickets at Foodland, Pronto, Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery or any Kin Member...email us at kindoug27@gmail.com if you want to buy tickets online (before noon Sunday).

Catch the Ace - April 8 Results

Congratulations to Pauline Smith who won this week's Catch the Ace weekly draw, winning $1,139.00! And no, the Ace of Spades was not found. Pauline drew envelope #39 revealing the 3 of hearts. Next week's jackpot is estimated to be at least $21,500.

You can purchase tickets at Foodland, Pronto, Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery or from any Kin Club of Russell member. If you reside in Ontario, we will also accept e-mail transfers to kindoug27@gmail.com (with your phone number and envelope number (s) you wish to have opened if you win the draw). To date, you have helped us raise over $33,500 for our Township!

Thank you!

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Catch the Ace - April 1 Results

Congratulations to Bruce Davis who won this week's Catch the Ace weekly draw, winning $925.00! And no...the Ace of Spades was not found... Bruce drew envelope #10 revealing the 8 of spades...next week's jackpot is estimated to be at least $19,500.

You can purchase tickets at Foodland, Pronto, Pierre et Fils, Etienne Brule Brewery or from any Kin Club of Russell member. If you reside in Ontario, we will also accept e-mail transfers to kindoug27@gmail.com (with your phone number and envelope number (s) you wish to have opened if you win the draw). To date, you have helped us raise over $30,000 for our Township!

Thank you!

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