Lend The German Club A Hand

Last Friday, an event went up on Facebook for a German Club benefit. Why a benefit? Apparently, they got robbed.

Bryce Van Loosen, a member of the German Club’s Board of Directors, confirms as much. I called him earlier today, and he says they lost close to $3,000 in cash. And that’s not counting the cost of fixing the damage of the mid-January break-in.

They’ve made the building more secure since then, but that doesn’t get back the money they’ve already lost, nor what they lost from an earlier, similar break-in. As bartender Amy Dakue put it in a Facebook message to me, “As we are nonprofit, we don’t have a lot of beans to pass around.”

So that’s why they need a benefit. It’s happening this Saturday, February 23 and door is $10. You’ll get to see the Lonesome Weekends, the Slim City Pickers and DJ Verbal. Best of all, you get to help out a unique piece of Regina’s drinking establishment tapestry.

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting people’s favourite memories of the German Club. Check back.

About James Brotheridge

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4 Responses to Lend The German Club A Hand

  1. Barb Saylor February 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    With all due respect, why did they have so much cash on the premises, and why didn’t they learn from the previous break-in?

  2. Rusty February 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    I have worked at many bars that would have much more than that on hand. Not unusual in the least.

  3. Moon Daddy February 20, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    $3000 is not a lot of money for a bar to have on hand.

  4. Barb Saylor February 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    OK, that answers my first question, but the second?