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New HAGI TV Bingo season will begin Sept. 12

Get your bingo cards ready for this year's new season of HAGI TV Bingo.
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HAGI TV Bingo is returning to the Thunder Bay community this month to provide some additional entertainment during these difficult times of the pandemic.

HAGI history

HAGI, the Handicapped Action Group Incorporated, was created in 1972 by a group of like-minded young people with a disability making it the first organization like this in Northwestern Ontario.

By the early 1980s, after being aided by the Lakehead Rehabilitation Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Lakehead Social Planning Council, HAGI had connected and built relationships with political leaders and the community, becoming the main organization for disability advocacy.

Through the years and action HAGI has taken, they have successfully broadened the disability rights movement throughout Northwestern Ontario.


Bingo as a movement

HAGI TV Bingo began in 2004 and has been a community driven event for everyone alike since its first game.

By playing HAGI bingo, you’re not only given the chance to have some fun while playing to win up to $3,000 or $5,000, but by doing so you are also supporting HAGI and other local charities which strive to improve the quality of life for persons with a disability, including seniors.

The new season begins on Saturday, Sept. 12 with bingo sheets beginning to sell on Monday, Sept. 7.

Bingo sheets are $6 for nine faces and are sold locally in Thunder Bay and in several other communities throughout the region.

At the end of last season, HAGI sold out of bingo sheets for the first time since they started, proving people are taking at-home entertainment seriously.

Because of this, HAGI has an extra 34,000 bingo sheets for this season to make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate.

Playing for the community

This new attraction to HAGI bingo has dedicated players and now more first-time players are being introduced, giving HAGI an edge by being able to sponsor approximately 120 individuals to attend the fully wheelchair accessible campsite, the Wilderness Discovery Centre.

The WDC is a summer camp that is fully wheelchair accessible and provides the opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in activities like camping, boating, fishing and swimming.

With the work HAGI is doing for members of the community with a disability, they are still striving to do more. This includes increasing their membership for any individual who are looking for a more active role to assist with changes in transportation, housing needs and public accessibility.

Email info@hagi.ca for more information on becoming a member and wanting to use your voice and for more information about the upcoming bingo season visit http://hagi.ca/hagi-tv-bingo/. Visit www.hagi.ca for an updated list of locations selling bingo sheets.

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