BGC Airdrie is hosting a ‘Funny Sign Paint Night’ next week to give community members an opportunity to support local youth and families while creating unique and humorous pieces for their home.
BGC Airdrie's manager of events, volunteers and administration, Kathy Ritcher, said the Oct. 15 paint night is a great chance for people to have a fun night out and have something to take home with them at the end. The event will run that evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
“It’s on a Friday night – it’s just, you know what – what a great way to start off the weekend,” she said.
Ritcher explained that attendees are able to choose between four options of funny bathroom signs and four options of funny kitchen cutting boards.
There are sets of 25 bathroom and 25 kitchen supplies available, and people are allowed to do one, both, or two from the same category.
All supplies are included in the $25 registration fee, and Ritcher said a jukebox will be present for painters to play their own tunes.
Paint nights have been hosted by the club sporadically over the last year, according to Ritcher, and this iteration came about as an alternative to the typical holiday-themed projects that would usually run during the fall season.
“Everybody loves a funny bathroom sign, you know, to sit there or look at or whatever, as they’re doing their business,” she said.
The event will be held at the BGC Airdrie headquarters at 200 East Lake Crescent and will be following all COVID-19 health protocols, according to Ritcher.
Proof of vaccination will not be required, as the building is operating at one-third capacity. However, masks will be mandatory when inside the venue.
Ritcher said this policy has been in place for previous events at the centre, and attendees have been aware of and willing to adhere to the rules.
“Everybody is more than willing to accommodate, just like, to get out of the house for a fun evening with your friends,” she said.
All proceeds above and beyond what is needed to cover the cost of supplies will go directly back to programs run by BGC Airdrie.
As of press time, there were still spots available for the event. Ritcher said the best way to save a seat is by calling the BGC Airdrie office at 403-948-3331 and indicating which project you are interested in completing at that time. A visual list of available sign and cutting board designs is available on the club’s Facebook page.
She also highlighted the organization runs paint nights as ongoing events – about every two weeks. To keep up with upcoming events, Ritcher suggested frequenting the BGC Airdrie Club Facebook page.