Organizers and prize donators presented Captain Gary Sheils a cheque on Jan. 4.

Organizers and prize donators presented Captain Gary Sheils a cheque on Jan. 4.

Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby raises more than $5,000 for Salvation Army

Members of the Prince Rupert Lions Club handed over a cheque for $5,120.91 to the Salvation Army on Jan. 4.

Members of the Prince Rupert Lions Club presented a cheque for $5,120.91 to Captain Gary Sheils of the Salvation Army, centre in photo, for the church’s ongoing work in the community, with the club collecting the funds from the 20th annual Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby held in December. Pictured are Lions Mike Kaardal, very left, Jim Martin, third on left, Wayne R. Lundman, third from right, and Paul Hurlburt, second from right. Also pictured is Jeff Carlson, very right, owner of J&E Tackle which donated $1,000 for the first place prize at the Derby and Fabien Pealey, second on left, manager of Western Canada Fire Protection which donated $500 for the second place prize. Not pictured is a representative from the Prince Rupert Port Authority which donated the third place prize of $300.