Nellie McClung School’s next casino is OCTOBER 29 & 30th 2016.

Nellie PAC provides casino volunteers to raise funds every 1 ½ -2 years, and we really need your help! Over the 2 days, we need up to 40 volunteers.  Together we raise over $65,000 for our school. This is  a huge help to our school whose budget from the CBE only cover the minimum costs of operating a school. Sign up HERE!

What difference does it make? Why should I help out with the casino?

This is the biggest fund-raiser for our school. The School Council / PAC puts all of the proceeds towards many extra things that our students, from Kindergarten to Grade 6, get to take advantage of:

  • Classroom materials (science kits, resource material, teacher’s stipend and more)
  • Music instruments and equipment
  • Gym & recess gear (balls, skipping ropes, indoor climbing wall & more)
  • Lego Robotics
  • Artist-in-Residence & drama programs
  • Library books and materials (we contribute every year to keep our library material engaging and up to date)
  • Computers and technology lab (schools laptops, ipads and smartboards are supported by donations from PAC)
  • The playground …and so much more!

Ask your child’s teacher what a difference these resources make. It is truly remarkable.

Has your child had a wonderful experience on a field trip at Nellie McClung? When it comes to field trips, you might not know that your school fees in September weren’t enough to cover all of the costs…Casino dollars did. Simply put, the impact is amazing.

But I’ve never helped with a Casino…it sounds a little intimidating!

We are not dealing cards or managing casino games…we are at the counters managing the behind-the-scenes work.  You do not need any experience.  Ask anyone who’s helped out before and they’ll tell you…it’s not hard or scary!  The advisors who work with our school teach us everything you need to know, right there on the spot.

But aren’t there so many other parents out there who can help?

That’s probably what everyone is thinking…but we need you! If your child is in Kindergarten or in the early grades, you can help lay the foundation for a great education! If your child is in Grade 6 and this is your last year, leave a great legacy and help out like all the parents before you did!

We will need at least 40 volunteers over two days to make our casino successful.

We know our parents are busy–we’re in your shoes! In the past, we have welcomed the help of aunts, uncles and grand-parents who have stepped in for our busy parents…perhaps there’s someone like that in your family who would like to help out? The shifts are day-time or evening, approximately 8hrs long. If you can help with just one shift, you alone raise more than $2000. 

We recognize all our casino volunteers as Nellie Community Heroes.

Let’s do it for the kids…they’re worth it!!!

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Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this year, we are unable to raise funds through the traditional community building in person events we have come to know and love within the Nellie community.

Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus our efforts into areas where we can positively impact and further advance the education of our students and support our teachers at Nellie McClung.

The school has identified the buckets of technology and arts as requiring additional funding and have set a fundraising goal of $20,000.

If you can support our great school, students and teachers please consider making a financial contribution to our 2020/2021 Fill Our Buckets campaign.

Your donation will have an impact on ensuring our students receive the best education possible and will be used to further support advancements in technology based learning and artistic expression. Donations can be made through signup genius, cheque or e-transfer to

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt for the year the donation was made. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX RECEIPT.

The Fill our Buckets campaign will run from December 2020 through January 2021.If you would like a tax receipt for the 2020 year, please make your donation prior to December 31, 2020.


The fundraising committee made a really great video in support of the campaign!!

Make sure to have a look!

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