It was a packed house at a local venue last night as the community rallied for two great causes. 

The second-ever Pint and Burger Night was up and running at the Buffalo Brew Pub, as Re/Max Swift Current pulled together the event. 

The event is an open burger smorg, with tickets costing $35. Once folks pay for their ticket they can load up with as many burgers as they want.

The funds generated by the meal tickets contribute to a donation made to the Jim Pattison Foundation. They also hosted a 50/50 draw, costing 20 for a sleeve of tickets, with those proceeds going towards Rustyn Paul's cancer treatments. 

Lanette Thoreson, broker and owner of Re/MAX Swift Current, was pretty thrilled to see the dining room loaded up only 30 minutes into the event. 

Lanette Thoreson could be found by the main entrance, helping a sell meal and 50/50 tickets. Lanette Thoreson could be found by the main entrance, helping a sell meal and 50/50 tickets. 

"We are having a pretty good turnout," said Thoreson. "Lots of last-minute sales and the 50/50 has been just an awesome turnout the whole time."

The 50/50 money will be going towards helping the Paul family, as they travel to and from Saskatoon for Rustyn's treatments. She is currently battling a cancerous tumour.

Outside of the money raised during Pint and Burger Night, Re/Max also contributes a portion of the proceeds from homes sold under their Miracle Homes. 

All the money is then sent directly to the Jim Pattison Foundation, which uses the money to purchase new medical equipment for Southwest Saskatchewan. 

"Recently they have actually put in a remote ultrasound in Gravelbourg," shared Thoreson. "So those people don't have to drive into Regina or Saskatoon or even Swift Current anymore for ultrasounds. They can go into their local hospital, and somebody operates it remotely from Saskatoon."

Swift Current Online will share an update once Re/Max has had a chance to put together the total amount raised during the event. 

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