A team of BMO employees and participants belted out some tunes during the organization’s third annual Karaoke Night fundraiser on April 11. More than $4,000 was raised that evening for BC Children’s Hospital, Kids Help Phone and Children’s Wish Foundation. From left: Kara Koop, Joanne Orosz, Martin Loggin, Karen Parker, Andrea Sparks, Tammy Middleton, Seonaidh Cavalheiro, Leslie Pedro, Amanda Kurk and Iain Action. (Contributed photo)

Karaoke night fundraiser in Terrace blasts through $4,000 goal for BC kids

New goal of $5,000 has been set for BMO’s annual fundraiser

A Terrace evening fundraiser raised $4,700 to organizations helping children in need across the province.

The money was raised during the Bank of Montreal’s third annual Karaoke Night for Kids at the Thornhill Pub on April 11, with proceeds going to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Kids Help Line and the Children’s Wish Foundation. Tickets ran for $10 each with door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Eighteen businesses also donated items for a silent auction.

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Last year the fundraiser raised $3,600, and this year’s initial goal was set at $4,000. They’ve surpassed this by $700 so far.

“I am consistently blown away with how much the community comes together to support BC Kids,” wrote BMO branch manager Iain Acton in an email to the Terrace Standard.

With the event’s success, a new goal of $5,000 was set. A cupcake sale has been organized for April 18 to raise the remaining amount.

The fundraiser is done in all BMO branches across B.C. and over the last four years, BMO has raised $1 million altogether. Their goal is to raise $300,000 this year province-wide.

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From left: Terrace BMO employees Karen Parker, Tammy Middleton and Kara Koop manned the table at the third annual Karaoke Night fundraiser at the Thornhill Pub April 11. With the success of that night’s fundraiser, a new $5,000 goal was added with a bake sale organized for April 18. (Contributed photo)

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