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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Here's a Roar for the Lion's!
Communities are glued together by volunteers, by community groups that unite.
High on this list would have to be our local Dwight Lion's Club. Today they hosted a Christmas Social at the Community Centre -- a great excuse to get together, enjoy some munchies, visit with friends before we all get too busy with the season, have some fun.
Five dollars, and a donation to the Food Bank got you in the door... Of course, there were tickets for the 50/50 draw available, and a door prize to win the centrepiece. It all goes to great causes.
It was also the occasion for the Club to hand out cheques, from monies raised through their fundraising efforts, to the Huntsville Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the local kids involved in the Me to We trip to China next spring.
The Club raised a LOT of money for all of these causes over the past year.
They are always on the look-out for new members, by the way. You should come on out and get involved. After all, that old saw about 'you get out what you put in' is true. Involvement in community is what makes Community.
While many of the winners of the 50/50 draw were from the area, the big winner came with a 519 phone number -- which just shows that during the summer when the Lion's are out there selling tickets it's well worthwhile to chip in. The winner this year took home over $500, which will be most welcome at this time of year, we're sure! (a cautionary note for those of you at Bondi: be on the lookout for Brian, who has his very effective methods to sell his allotment of tickets! )
Marcy was delighted to win the centrepiece -- we just worry if the table at home is big enough to house it, or if the family will have to peer around and over it to chat over the Christmas turkey!
Thanks to the Dwight Lions (and Lionesses, of course!) for putting on the Social, and for all the work you do for this community all through the year. Long may you Roar!
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
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