Rotary Winterama 2016 a success
by Sandy Lindsay
February 24, 2016
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G. C. Huston 'Mighty Hawks' join Winterhawks for morning of skating
Although no final tally is yet in, the annual Rotary Winterama fundraiser was again deemed a success.
Each year, Rotary holds the Winterama event to raise funds for local schools and youth programs.
Winter activities included skating, curling and showshoeing but, unfortunately, the winter conditions this year did not allow cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.
Doug Fryday announces top pledge raiser, Laure Gibbons
Local elementary school students throughout the region participated in what was a week-long fundraiser for the opportunity to also be part of the 'Share Back' program where each school receives a percentage of the dollars raised.
(L) Southampton Rotary President Pat O'Connor took a few turns round the rink
Rotary volunteers make the event a success
(L-R) John & June Van Bastelaar, John Colin, Alex Thornburn and Mary Ann Reichert ...
... while Henry Weichert does the tallying
G.C. Huston teacher Enid Johnston (R) helped serve pizza ....
... that was donated by Boston Pizza
New curlers Kaleigh Stewart (L) and Aurora Jacobi
Rotarian, Ron Moss said that the event again had several local sponsors, including, Bruce Power, OPG, Bruce Telecom, BDO Dunwoody, Meridian Credit Union, Royal LePage, Staples, BMO and others.
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