Vankleek Hill bonspiel raises $9,300 for Heart and Stroke
The Heart and Stroke Bonspiel took place at the Vankleek Hill Curling Club on Saturday, February 12 and the efforts of the organizers, contributors, and participants paid off.
A total of $9,304 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. This includes a boost from Scotiabank in Vankleek Hill, which matched the money raised to a maximum of $5,000.
Funds raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation helps to pay for the free CPR courses that are being provided to the public in Prescott-Russell. The next CPR course takes place on Saturday, February 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St-Isidore Arena.
As well, an AED will be placed in the Champlain Public Library in Vankleek Hill, as a direct result of the effort put into the bonspiel.
Both the Hawkesbury Legion and the Vankleek Hill Lions Club presented the Heart and Stroke Foundation with a cheque for $250.
Seen in the above photo, the winning team from the Heart and Stroke Bonspiel poses with the trophy. From left to right: curling coordinator Tom Bates, lead Chantal Giroux, skip Rolland Duval, third Pierre Berthiaume, and second Denis Charlesbois.