Local 4-H clubs get involved in two fundraising events
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:08 am
On May 3, 10 junior members from 4-H clubs in the Calgary region went to the Olympic Oval to participate in the Cassie Campbell Street Hockey Festival. This festival is held annually to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House. The 4-H team raised a grand total of $3,395 in pledges and were the top team in the youth tournament for fundraising.
The 4-H team got a chance to meet Olympian Cassie Campbell and take pictures with her and Yvan Cournoyer, 10-time Stanley Cup winner. Campbell is very nice and funny and Cournoyer is very funny and a great man.
We lost two games but won our final game 12-6.
Our team was sponsored by Penn West and we would like to thank them for this fabulous experience.
It’s amazing how all we had to do was to play hockey to help families at the Ronald McDonald House.
For the past eight months, 4-H members, leaders and families in the Rockyview District have been collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta. The tabs are weighed and recycled and the funds collected go to supporting the programs at the Ronald McDonald House.
At our April district meeting, we invited Shonna Lavery, community relations coordinator from the Ronald McDonald House, to speak to us about the house. She even showed us a virtual tour of the house.
We combined and weighed all of the pop tabs collected so far. The members were very surprised to see a total weight of 44 pounds.
That is enough to provide a movie/popcorn night in the House, laundry soap for three day’s worth of laundry and make two dozen cookies for the families.
We decided to keep collecting tabs. It is so easy to help out families in need.