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Our Caring Community: Tally over $400,000

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

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 – $401,826.49

• Tim Hortons and its customers raised $8,540 through the Smile cookie campaign, the highest amount raised by an individual Tim Hortons store in Alberta. The money was raised for Sylvan Lake’s Urgent Care initiative.

• A dance and hair shaving fundraiser to support Danielle Kerr in her battle with cancer raised $2,156 at the Legion Nov. 16.

• Another fundraiser in support of Shawna Seifert and her family at the community centre Nov. 16 raised an undisclosed amount.

• The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion donated $3,000 to Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge Foundation for upgrades at the lodge. The ladies also presented $5,000 to the branch for renovation to the Legion during Remembrance Day activities.

• The Giving Tree for Bethany Sylvan Lake residents is now up at Sylvan Lake Value Drug Mart.

• The Angels Anonymous Tree raising gifts for Santa’s Anonymous will be up at Dairy Queen until Dec. 9. Stop by, take a card, and fill the requests, then deliver the gifts back to Dairy Queen.

• A massive number of shoeboxes was collected from various Sylvan Lake schools, organizations and businesses for the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign organized by Samaritan’s Purse. 669 boxes were collected at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church. kcs Association collected 51 shoeboxes. The Interact Club at École H. J. Cody School collected 23 shoeboxes.

• École Fox Run School received donations of $250 from Terry’s Lease Maintenance and $1,000 from Lani Rouillard Prof. Corp. in support of the Get Real program.

• Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake donated $250 to the annual United Way campaign at its meeting Nov. 21. Several other donations were made by individual members.

• 1390 Corp Royal Canadian Army Cadets was the recipient of $900 from the Legion’s Poppy Fund at the Nov. 19th general meeting. The money was presented to Master Bombardier Wallace by Poppy Campaign chairperson Sharon Graham.

• This year’s Poppy Campaign by the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion raised $17,252.07. Money raised is kept in a separate trust account and made available to Sylvan Lake and area veterans in need and their descendants.

• Check out the article elsewhere in today’s paper about the many activities of the Interact Club at École H. J. Cody School. The school’s Coins for Kids campaign raised $2,943.03 for the Christmas Bureau.

• Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake and Interact Club members collected for Sylvan Lake Food Bank during the Santa Claus parade last Friday, raising $1,313, up from $900 the previous year.

• Students and staff at École Mother Teresa Catholic School raised $1,600 so far for relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan which recently devastated the Philippines.

• Colin Toner had his head, beard and moustache shaved for cancer on Saturday. He said he raised about $800 for the Central Alberta Cancer Centre in Red Deer.

• Students from École Fox Run School who are part of the group who operate Around The Corner Store presented a Christmas gift to seniors at Sylvan Lake Seniors Lodge — a 55 gallon fish tank.

To provide information for this column, please email editor@sylvanlakenews.com or phone our office at 403-887-2331.

 

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