The Comedy Network’s Lars Callieou will be performing at a fundraiser for the Central Alberta Sting on March 8th at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Photo Submitted

Central Alberta Sting host 2nd annual Comedy Night

Comedy Network’s Lars Callieou to headline local fundraiser

The Central Alberta Sting are hosting their second Sting Zing Comedy Night to help support their trip to Nationals and Lacombe native, Just For Laughs veteran and Comedy Central star Lars Callieou will be headlining.

The Central Alberta Sting Ringette Club was created in 2005 by coaches from the Lacombe and Red Deer Ringette associations.

Their goal was to develop top athletes from each association that could compete at the AA level both Provincially and Nationally.

AA Ringette is an elite level that only seven associations (10 Teams) in Alberta compete at. The goal of our athletes is finish strong in the provincial tournament and qualify for the Canadian Ringette Championships Tournament (U16/U19) and Canadian Western Ringette Championship (U14). To achieve these goals two things are required, hard work and dedication from athletes/coaches and money.

The Canadian Ringette Championship Tournament is being hosted in Charlottetown PEI and the Western Canadian Ringette Championship Tournament will be hosted here in Alberta at St. Albert.

The goal is to send the U16 and U19 team to Charlottetown and no team to St. Albert.

The Canadian National Ringette Championship Tournament is a large event that spans sevendays and hosts over 800 athletes from across the country. This is the Stanley Cup of Ringette.

This Comedy Night Fundraiser has been created to directly offset travel cost for Western/Canadian Ringette Championship Tournaments which costs about $30,000 per team.

Our association is largely funded by the families that have girls playing and this creates a large personal expense for succeeding.

Our goal is to raise $7,500 from community support.

About Lars Callieou

Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival and has a one-hour comedy apecial currently airing on The Comedy Network.

He was named ‘Best of the Fest’ at the 2018 San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival for the second time in as many appearances. Lars has also been overseas to entertain the troops 3 times (Kuwait, IRAQ, Kyrgyzstan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and is a 2-Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee.

Lars has toured with the likes of Miss Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, Bob Saget and Martin Short. He will be making his fifth appearance this April at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia. He’s also appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Boston Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and the Halifax Comedy Festival.

The March 8th event will take place at Lacombe Memorial Centre. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Fundraising Coordinator Bert Zunti at 780 706-0360 or berzun74@gmail.com.

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