Cham-bettes continue to give back to the community

Once again, the philanthropic Chantry Island Cham-bettes are giving back to the community.

At the group’s Tuesday night meeting, it presented two cheques.  The first for $500 was presented to Saugeen Shores Police Service for the K.I.D.S. school program.  The Knowledge, Issues, Decisions & Supports program sees officers go into schools and talk to students in Grade Six classes. With the use of videos, workbooks, and interactive games, police are talking directly with kids about the law, peer relationships, issues relating to online and social media, along with drug and mental health awareness.

    Jacqueline Bruce, Carol Kilday, Bev Johnson, Constable Kaitlyn Schenck, Martha Bennett and Chris Wood

The second cheque in the amount of $2,000 was presented to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre (OEC).  Ken Kilday, who accepted the donation on behalf of the OEC, said the funds will go toward the support of the E. S. Fox Observatory that opened in 2011 in a collaboration between the Bluewater Education Foundation and the Institute for Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies (IOEES) of the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB).  The Cham-bettes spent a night at the Observatory where the roof is rolled back to take in the dark night sky that is one of the darkest and most visible for stars.

In addition, the Cham-bettes also drew three tickets that were part of their raffle in support of the local Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation and  that was in conjunction with the group’s upcoming Christmas Tour of Homes on November 15th and 16th.

The three prize winners were:  Pam Nagle who won a dinner for two at Room 797 in Southampton (value $200); Julia McCann who won a 40 inch RCA Roku Smart TV ( Value $300) and Kelly Ferris who won the grand prize of six passes to the 2019 Christmas Home Tour including riding in comfort in a Mercedes Van with Driver for Friday, November 15th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  (Value $500)

A final dollar amount to be given to the hospital has not yet been determined but is expected to be more than $3,000.