We hold our bingos on a monthly basis except for December. All bingos are held in the tiered dining room of Grand River Raceway located just outside of Elora, Ontario.
Our total prize board for each bingo is approximately $5500. and the bingo program includes 9 share the wealth (and warm up) games and 21 regular games. Prizes for the warm up and share the wealth games ranges from $50 to $1,000. Prizes for the regular games are $75 and $125. Our must go jackpot game features 3 games including 2 lines where the prize is $100, full card with a prize of $1500 and next full card with a prize of $250. A large variety of bingo patterns is used for our games.
Our bingo draws patrons from a large area including Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge.
Our bingo is held in the tiered dining room of the raceway where a monitor is located on most tables. Also the Grand River Slots operated by OLG, is located in the same building and features year round simulcast racing, seasonal harness racing as well as a restaurant and gift shop and of course over 200 slot machines.
The town of Elora is a popular tourist attraction with beautiful views of the Grand River and also a popular shopping area consisting of many unique retail stores.
2013 Bingo Dates Are:
Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 9, Jul 7, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 10
Our bingos are held upstairs at Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington Rd #21, Elora, Ontario
Our doors open at 11:00 a.m., and bingo starts at 1:00 p.m. Sessions usually end around 4:00 p.m.
All profit from our bingos will benefit Rotary Club local charities.
Our bingo has been running since 2004 thanks to the generous assistance of Grand River Agricultural Society (the building owner). It began as a major fundraiser for a $250,000 donation to Groves Hospital in Fergus to help in funding a new hospital which we anticipate will receive approval from the Ontario Government.
Bingo profits have also contributed $100,000 to the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus which added a 2nd ice pad and indoor swimming pool and will continue to assist Fergus Elora Rotary Club with many local initiatives including hospital equipment, and youth activities.
In 2012, the Fergus-Elora Rotary Club committed $50,000 toward the re-development of Stait Park in Fergus which will become Centre Wellington's 1st fully accessible playground. This redevelopment will cost a total of $200,000 and is expected to start in the spring of 2013.