Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘Jail or Bail’ challenge heating up

The gauntlet has been thrown down!
Tyler Cousineau of Gillons’ Insurance, the “top convict” for raising $670 in last year’s Voyageur Lions Club’s “Jail or Bail,” has sent out a challenge for others to raise more bail than he does this time around.

Will Cousineau beat his own record at this year’s event, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Canadian Tire?
Will he have bragging rights again this year?
Other participants signed up to go to jail for a cause include Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, Ben Morelli of From the Grind Up, Copper River Inn owner Bryce Campbell, and Fort Frances Lions Club president Bonnie Penney.
The Voyageur Lions Club is urging the community to nominate a convict for the “Jail or Bail” fundraiser.
Then to come watch the fun on the day and help get the “convict” out of jail—or keep them in.
Proceeds from “Jail or Bail” will be split between the Fort Frances Special Olympics and the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
Local Special Olympian David Ducasse is going to Vancouver, B.C. to compete in five-pin bowling at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games (July 8-12), and the Lions and Fort Frances Special Olympics are helping him get there.
Likewise, monies also will be given to the Oakville Dog Guide school to help anyone in Fort Frances who may be in need of a dog to help make their lives easier.
Dog guides are trained to fill a variety of roles, including helping people with vision and hearing problems, as well those with physical disabilities, Type 1 diabetes, autism, and epilepsy.
The May 10 event also will feature a silent auction, a giveaway for a Mother’s Day flower basket, and refreshments.
If you would like to donate or have someone put in jail, call Bill Michl (276-1334) or Diana Lynn Larocque (274-1246).
50/50 draw
Robert Moore School’s breakfast program will get a helping “paw” from the Voyageur Lions Club over the next two months.
Proceeds from the service club’s monthly 50/50 draw for April and May will go to the school program.
Toonie draw boxes are set up at the Copper River Inn, Mekong Restaurant, The Kitchen Table, Good Impressions Printing, Boston Pizza, and From the Grind Up.
The winner of the monthly draw gets half the proceeds, with the other half going to a local charity that changes every couple of months.
Karla Rogozinski was the winner of the draw for March, receiving $55, while Stephanie Councillor won the draw for February ($45).

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