Swimming as a Red Deer Marlin costs approximately $1100 per swimmer to swim between the months of May and August.

This season there are a few options to complete your fundraising commitment.  The fundraising requirement of $300 has been calculated per swimmer.

  1. You may choose to participate in fundraising to the amount $300. You are not committed to choosing only one activity but can mix and match.  You have MANY fundraising activities to participate in.
  2. You may opt to “pay out” the fundraising requirement in the form of ONE dated $300 cheque per swimmer. Cheques payable to Red Deer Marlins.
  3. You may choose to partially fundraise and “pay out” the balance.


There will also be at least one planned bottle drive evening for the entire team.  This will be a great team building event for your swimmer(s)!  We are asking to hold an additional $100 cheque per swimmer to ensure participation.  We are hoping that this team fundraiser will bring in at least $9000!



If you opt to participate in fundraising, then you will be required to submit FOUR non-dated cheques per swimmer in the amounts of $100 each.  (This includes the $100 bottle drive deposit).


These cheques act as collateral payment.  If for some reason you are unable to fulfill your fundraising commitment, we will cash your cheque(s) to make up for the registration costs.  When you complete your fundraising requirements, we will return your cheque(s) to you.

In summary, this year’s fundraising commitment will require:

  1. Mandatory Bingos (or cashed cheques)
  2. Fundraising $300 per swimmer (or cashed cheques)
  3. Mandatory Bottle Drive participation ($100 non-dated cheque)

Fundraising Options


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#1 Flower Basket Sales


This fundraiser is now complete.


#2 Grocery Cards

Order grocery cards all year!

We are partnering with another Red Deer organization to sell grocery cards.  The cards available are Save-On-Foods at a return of 10% and Sobey’s at a rate of 5% from January to September and 8% (Sobey’s) October to December.  This is an extremely popular fundraiser since everyone needs groceries!

For example:

  • $500 Save-On grocery cards sold = $50 fundraising credit
  • $1000 Sobey’s grocery cards sold = $50 fundraising credit

These cards never expire.  They are not valid for liquor, tobacco or gas.

**You can still purchase gift cards for next season’s fundraising.  Orders are due on the 13th of the month, September through August.  Must pay cash or cheque.

Place your orders by clicking here, or on the button below. All orders must be submitted and paid for by the 13th of each month (September 2017 through to August 2018).

Please submit your payment to Lana Bellmore or Cathy Sveinson by the above dates.

Order grocery cards all year!


#3 Raffle for Cash
(Prize 1 – $1500; Prize 2 – $500)

This fundraiser is now complete.


#4 Highway Clean-up (#2) Nova Chemicals

This fundraiser is now complete.

#5 Spolumbo Sausage Sale

Spolumbo Sausage and Viva Deli Perogies

Order deadline is October 12th

Just in time for comfort food season.  Stock up for the winter!!      Spolumbo product description

You can sell the sausages and perogies together or separately but is an easy sell paired together.

The return for the Spolumbo sausage is approximately $20 per case sold.

The return for the Viva Deli Perogies is $5.00 per bag sold.


Delivery Details: 

Spolumbo: You must pick up your order during the specified day and time.  Pick up Date: TBA but it will likely be  Saturday, October 28th in the early afternoon.

Viva Deli: Viva Deli will keep your family’s fundraiser order separated in their freezer and you can pick up at your leisure.  Please do not send individual purchasers to pick up the order.


Payment Details:

Both of these items are food and you do NOT need to include GST.

Please have all personal checks made out to yourself and you can write one check to Red Deer Marlins.  Payment and order forms go to Amanda.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda at or call 403-358-4438

Order Forms:

Click here for the order form

(We will sell Spolumbo again in the Spring in time for BBQ season.)

Your Red Deer Marlins Fundraising Committee

Lana and Chelsey