It's going to be a wild night

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January 19, 2017 12:00 AM

The Lloydminster and District Fish and Game Association (LDFGA) is holding its annual Family Wildlife and Awards Banquet on Jan. 28, offering up great food, live entertainment, and chances to win a list of outdoor prizes.
The event hands out trophies to LDFGA members for noteworthy animals that have been taken throughout the year, like largest game animal such as deer, elk, moose and bear, as well as various types of birds and fish.
“It’s kind of a legacy item for the club and to get the membership together, you don’t have to be a member to attend this, but there’ll certainly be a large percentage of people who do attend it that are members of Lloyd Fish and Game,” said Dwayne Davison, LDFGA president.
In previous years, the banquet served all kinds of wild game meat, often giving attendees the chance to try out of the ordinary items like alligator meat, but Davison the organization had to tame down the menu this year, due to the fact it didn’t get a lot of wild meat donated this year.
“So we’re actually going with beef this year, unfortunately,” Davison said with a laugh.
Attendees who take part in the main ping pong auction will have the chance to win a 270-caliber Browning x-bolt rifle, complete with a Scorpion Optics scope, a gun Davison said is ideal for taking down big game.
The door prize for the night is free membership to LDFGA, and then there’s also a long list of hunting and outdoor items up for grabs during the event’s silent auction.
Entertainment for the banquet will be the comedic stylings of Lars Callieou out of Edmonton, who’s been tearing up the comedy scene across North America.
According to his biography, Callieou has a special currently airing on the Comedy Network, appears regularly at the Just for Laughs and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and his own radio show was nominated for a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award.
The comedian has also been on CBC’s The Debators, XM Radio and Shaw Cable, and though Callieou is known for delivering edgy humour, his material at the banquet will be appropriate for the whole family.
Proceeds of the night will go back into LDFGA endeavours, such as work with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation on buying habitat land, and funding other various programs within the association.
“We’ve had some upgrades done at our facilities and we also fund other programs such as women’s outdoor weekend, and various kids functions also,” said davison.
“We do concentrate heavily on kids as much as we can.”
Tickets go for $30 and youth 10 and under get in free; reserved seating for tables of eight are $240 and all tickets must be bought by Jan 23, as none will be sold at the door.
Those interested can pick them up at Shep’s Sports, Magnum Guns and Exsile Outdoors.

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