It’s one of the best-known grain elevators in Saskatchewan until it was lost to a fire in November of 2021.
Drinkwater artist Don Lammle has made a large purple martin birdhouse that looks like Rouleau’s grain elevator that rose to fame in the TV show Corner Gas. Purple martins tend to be a bird many people like to have around because they eat mosquitoes.
The birdhouse has been donated to the Stray Cat Rescue and Protection Society (SCRAPS) Moose Jaw, which the non-profit organization is raffling off for a fundraiser. SCRAPS is a group of volunteers that are working toward controlling the population of feral cats in the city.
“Basically, the biggest cost for SCRAPS is the vet bills. So, if we're saving hundreds of cats a year, you can imagine the bills,” said SCRAP board member Ray Rawlyk.
Tickets are $5. They are available through any of the board members, Pet Valu, DDK Pets, Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital, Moose Jaw Animal Clinic, the Wakamow Farmer’s Market and the 9 Lives Boutique SCRAPS store in the Town ‘N Country Mall.
The draw date is Aug. 20. More information can be found on the SCRAPS Moose Jaw Facebook page.