The temperatures are dropping, the snow is falling and the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield is busy preparing for the 34th “jumping of the polar plunge”.
This is the opportunity for community members to raise money for the cause or charity of your choice. 60% of the monies raised goes to the jumper’s chosen charity and 40% goes to BEL Rotary to support its local and international service projects.
Registration and pledge forms are on the BEL website:www.belrotaryplunge.com. There is also the option for jumpers to gather donations on line, on the same website.
The “Freezin for a Reason” event happens on Sunday, Feb 2nd at 2 pm sharp in Rotary Park, Ennismore. In honour of our Canadian Olympians who are heading to Sochi Russia to represent our country, the theme is the “Winter Olympic Games”. Plungers can compete for prizes including Best Costume and Most Money Raised. It is Christmas, the season of giving and the perfect time to ask your colleagues and friends for their generous support.
For more information, go to www.belrotary.com and click on the right hand side to obtain a pledge sheet, see the rules and to find out how to generate an on-line account. or contact Tony Davidson, this year’s Plunge Chair at705-743-4244 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Register for the Lakefield Skating Club’s winter session! Our CanSkate Program is a great learn to skate program for children 3 and up. Skaters will learn fundamental skating skills from a Certified Skate Canada coach. Great for all ice sports: hockey, ringette, and figure skating. We offer a 9 week session: Mondays from 6-7 pm beginning January 6 or Saturdays from 9-10 am beginning January 4. This is a great Christmas gift!!
Register at the Lakefield- Smith Community Centre on:
Saturdays: Dec. 7th and 14th or Jan. 4 from 9 to 10 am
Mondays: Dec. 9th and 16th or Jan. 6 from 6 to 7 pm
Peterborough, ON – December 3, 2013 — For many families escaping abuse, the first year can be especially difficult. In an effort to help local women and children in these situations, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton seeks your support with our annual Holiday Gift Program.
Each fall, the YWCA matches families we have served in the past year with local sponsors who generously supply new toys, clothing, art supplies and grocery gift cards for the family. In cases where a sponsor is not available, YWCA “elves” pack special gift baskets containing a variety of new items donated to the YWCA during November and December.
Donations of new unwrapped toys for children ages 1-16, grocery gift cards, slippers, pajamas and clothing for women and children, and household items are gratefully accepted at the YWCA’s Administrative Office, located on the main floor at 216 Simcoe Street, until December 20. We welcome donations Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Gift cards for local department stores, shopping centres and movie theatres are always welcome and help to ensure that everyone, including difficult-to-shop-for teenagers, receives something that will bring a smile to their face.
“The YWCA Holiday Gift Program is very dear to my heart,” says program coordinator Penny Kemp, “Since the program began over ten years ago, hundreds of local groups, businesses and families have called and emailed, eager to offer their support to single moms and their children. Sharing in the joy and magic of the Holiday Season should be special for everyone. Your kindness and generosity means a lot to families struggling to make ends meet, some of whom have left everything familiar behind.
Anyone looking for more information about specific items that are still needed can contact Penny at 705.743.3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the YWCA Holiday Gift Program is also available at www.ywcapeterborough.org.