Dog washing raised $530

During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally

Interested - A good crowd of bidders contributed to the success of the annual Lions Club bike auction Saturday morning as auctioneer Gena-Marie Williamson took bids. The event raised $3

Interested - A good crowd of bidders contributed to the success of the annual Lions Club bike auction Saturday morning as auctioneer Gena-Marie Williamson took bids. The event raised $3

During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally of donations to various groups and organizations.

We know how giving our community is and we want to emphasize that with this column. Please feel free to add to our list.

Year-to-date total – $105,916.33

• Woofs and Purrs in Sylvan Lake raised $530 for the Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society (ACTSS) during a day long dog washing event Saturday.

Lystra Collins said it was a very busy day. They handled 10 dogs and everything went really well. She was assisted by Addison Brack and Missy Southwell.

“It was lots of fun, thanks to everyone who supported the event,” Collins said. She’s planning another fundraiser in the fall, this time to benefit Serenity Pet Shelter Society, a Sylvan Lake organization.

• Marianne Stange and her friends were able to raise about $9,000 for Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta by shaving their heads. A significant part of the money was raised through a tattoo marathon at Soul Case Tattoo (see full story elsewhere in today’s issue).

• Veterans Voices of Canada held a successful Veterans’ Appreciation Day and fundraising event at the community centre Saturday. Allan Cameron estimated they raised about $5,000 for the organization’s mandate of documenting the stories of veterans on video for historic and educational purposes (see separate story).

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