The annual Klondike Night fundraiser for charities is underway at the RCMP headquarters at White Hills in St. John's.
RCMP Cpl. Tony Griffiths gives the crown and anchor wheel a spin to kick-off the 2014 RCMP Klondike Night fundraiser at the RCMP "B" Division headquarters in Pleasantville this afternoon and which runs until midnight. This year's beneficiaries are the Children's Wish Foundation and the Candlelighters association.
— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
The event generally attracts over 1,000 people each year and has raised $914,188.49 since 1983 for 43 charities in the province.
The aim this year — the final one for the event — is to raise $86,000 to push the total over the $1-million mark.
The beneficiaries this year are the Candlelighters and the Children’s Wish Foundation — both children’s charities.