Under the Bâ¦ bingo!
Under the Oâ¦ online.
The Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is hosting online bingo nights starting Wednesday, April 28.
âBingo is back, but it will be a little different,â said Kate Ashton, CCSS Program Coordinator. âWe meet on Facebook Live every Wednesday. The livestream starts at 6 pm and the matches start at 6.30 pm Â»
This will be the sixth year of coordinating CCSS bingo nights in Cumberland. It has become a popular community activity with the added benefit of raising $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 per year for CCSS programs.
âWe can’t wait to get the bingo nights started again, in a safe format for participants and volunteers,â said CCSS Executive Director Sue Loveless. âThe new online platform also offers families and friends from other parts of British Columbia the opportunity to have fun. “
Over the past year, the CCSS has worked hard to tailor programming to the needs of the community. In collaboration with community partners, the CCSS established Food Sharing, which provides regular deliveries of boxes of healthy foods to households facing food insecurity.
After-school and community-based programs have moved online or off, and take-home craft and science kits have been distributed instead of in-person programs.
âWe’re getting good enough to be flexible,â Ashton said. âWith the cancellation of our major fundraising events, we hope that online bingo will provide much-needed funds to support our healthy eating program, extracurricular activities and food sharing. “
To purchase a card, go to the CCSS bingo store located at ccss.bingobetter.com/welcome . Cards cost $ 10 for a single sheet. This sheet will be used for the five games played that evening. Sheets should be printed five times or a non-marking stamp should be used, such as buttons or coins.
The livestream is located on the CCSS Bingo Facebook page at facebook.com/ccssonlinebingonight
Online bingo will be different, but a lot of fun. Play online with your friends and family. You can even play with people from out of the province, as long as the cards are purchased by a resident of British Columbia. Grab take-out at a local restaurant to round off the evening.