For the past 17 years, the Reindeer Romp has been donating to local community organizations that support the vulnerable populations in Saugeen Shores (Southampton and Port Elgin) region.
This year’s 18th annual event was thwarted by Mother Nature but, thanks to on-line donations, the event is being held again to support mental health initiatives at Bruce Shoreline, the local Grey-Bruce branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Each year, the Romp is held on Christmas Eve day, December 24th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Fitness Corner, 497 Meadow Lane in Southampton. Event organizers, Geordie Farrell and Holly Vanderzwet of Fitness Corner, plan the non-competitive event that, this year, would have seen a new route for adults, children, strollers and pets on leash taking part by walking or jogging (or rollerblading or cycling or skiing or snowshoeing!) the 2.5 or 5k routes. Festive costumes have always been encouraged along with donations but, one again, Mother Nature intervened with a major winter storm.
Not to be deterred however, the Reindeer Romp went ahead in support of mental wellness, returning to on-line and continuing throughout the holiday season.
To donate to the Reindeer Romp and support mental wellness, CLICK HERE.