Rotary hosting 17th annual Winterama funraiser

The 17 th annual Rotary Winterama is just around the corner.  On Saturday, February 9th at The Plex in Port Elgin and at the Shallow Lake Community Centre in Shallow Lake, it will all be about winter sports and fundraising with all ages participating.

   New Mascot ‘Bearama’ was announced in 2018 (Saugeen Times file photo)

Local schools have also been having Winterama related events leading up to the big Day. (Rotary Winterama Pledgesheest are available at  )

 The focus again this year is to raise money “For the Kids” of Grey and Bruce County and, over the past 16 years, more than $450,000 has been raised locally.

Since all costs are covered through a sponsorship program and the event is entirely volunteer driven, all pledge funds raised go to the kids.  In addition, any surplus sponsorship revenue not required to cover expenses is also distributed to local youth projects .

The share-back program of pledges and funds raised by schools and groups is 40% plus an additional 30% for school breakfast and lunch programs. The remainder is shared equally among the four participating Rotary Clubs with these funds being directed to youth related projects and programs in local communities.

The day is about winter fun and begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m.

For larger views, click on images (Saugeen Times file photos)