Dance, draw and curl
Child’s Voice, Shield team up for the community
GRAVENHURST – Teammates and certainly big fans of each other, the South Muskoka Shield and the Child’s Voice Foundation’s partnership is scoring big time.
The two organizations teamed up at the onset of the Shield’s season in September to help raise funds for the foundation’s work, helping youth and families dealing with cancer get the physical, financial and emotional support they need.
Foundation regional manager Susan Reid said the combo’s first project, a fundraising draw for a six-person soft hot tub package and a stained glass piece of art by Barbara Morton, is going very well but the big push is on now. The draw will take place for the two prizes at the Shield’s final home game of the regular season, Feb. 1 during one of the period breaks.
“These amazing young men are the best hockey team out there. I doubt you will find any other hockey team doing so much for the community,” said Reid.
Tickets for the draw can be purchased at any home game or from the Shield players and volunteers themselves at the Your Independent Grocer in Gravenhurst Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 12 and 13) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. People can also call Reid at 705-646-1629 or 705-646-7793 for tickets. Money raised will go back to support Muskoka area youth and their families.
Meanwhile, Reid is also selling tickets for an “Old Time Hockey Dance” to be held at the Gravenhurst Legion tomorrow night, Jan. 12, running from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reid said there will be a live band, silent auction and a light buffet, all designed to help raise funds for the Shield team. People can also call Susan Cook at 705-646-4288 for tickets or find the players or volunteers during the Shield’s home game Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. against the Rama Aces.
Meanwhile, Reid is also in the hack, helping to organize the fifth annual Classic Outdoor Curling Fundraising Bonspiel at the Muskoka Wharf. She is asking people start to register now for the Feb. 9 event that will begin that morning at 10 a.m.
She said it is not a highly competitive or stressful day and while prizes will be handed out, she said the winner is the local youth that will be supported by proceeds from the event.
“And no you don’t have to know how to curl; my husband was in it two years ago. He had never curled in his life and their team won,” she said with a chuckle. “It’s a really fun day with a ton of laughs.”
To register for the event, sponsored by Town and Country Fine Foods and Steam Whistle, the cost is $400, with proceeds going back in to the local Child’s Voice efforts. Registration includes a light lunch, dinner and auction. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org via email or phone 705-681-1053 or 705-646-1629 for more information and to register.