The Weyburn Artistic Swimming Club is gearing up for a huge event tonight.
“It is our annual Drive-In Cinema Under the Stars,” said Treasurer Kristin Caldwell. “We've been doing this for a number of years now and we're really excited to be able to bring the drive-in experience to our community. We have two movies playing tonight. The Little Mermaid, the live-action movie, starts today at 7:00 and then we have About My Father. That starts at 9:30.”
Caldwell noted that the gates open at 6:00 p.m. at the Weyburn Agricultural Society grounds but people don’t need to arrive ahead of the first movie.
“Something that some people don't realize is you don't have to come to both,” she said. “If you are busy this evening and don't want to catch or can't catch The Little Mermaid, you're welcome to come in for the 2nd movie that starts at 9:30 and it's a $30 fee to come to just the second movie and it's $40 otherwise and that’s per carload, so it doesn’t matter how many people are in your car, it’s $40 a car.”
She added that all funds go towards to Weyburn Artistic Swimming Club.
"As a sports organization, lots of clubs do different things, you know whether it's a bottle drive or that type of thing. And for us, we do the drive-ins and us. So we get to bring our community together as well as do a fundraiser for our club. So it's a great opportunity for everyone,” she said. “The funds offset the cost of our pool rental and our coaching fees. The number of pool hours is not covered by our registration fee. So we try to keep our fees affordable for our swimming families and so our fundraising helps to offset the cost of our pool rental.”
She also added that snacks will be available at the drive-in.
“What movie isn't complete without the canteen? So we do have a canteen, which all the support goes to the Weyburn Artistic Swimming Club. You don't even have to have supper before you come if you don't want to. We got burgers and hot dogs this year, which is new for us. And of course, the usual candy and pop.”
She added that she hopes to see many people come out to not only support the community but enjoy some movies.
“We’re excited to see our community come out and we just hope everyone is either able to catch one or both of the movies and we would love to see you this evening.”
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