Raising over $25,000 for a future aquatic project in Russell Township

Russell Township Saturday, December 1st, the Kin Club of Russell held another successful fundraising gala, this time for the recently retired from family practice, Dr. Darrell Menard.  Dr Menard was roasted and with his blessing, funds raised at the gala will be reserved for a future aquatic project.

“This man has done so much for the community and this fundraiser proved exactly how much he means to our area” said Doug Anthony, Event Chair.

Roasters fire it up

The stage was set as a doctor’s reception area with patients who were waiting so long, they had turned into skeletons. There were many, many laughs had at the expense of Dr. Menard; the audience was captivated by those invited to roast Doc Menard. There were several standing ovations for the accomplishments in this man’s life.

“Another successful fundraising event by the Kin Club of Russell. The hall was beautifully decorated, and the atmosphere was dynamic. Dr. Menard is one of the amazing people in our community, and it was my honour to help recognize him,” said Mayor Pierre Leroux.

Corporate Sponsorships and Live Auction

Auctioneer Shaun Lalonde captivated the audience with an outstanding variety of live auction items. The Kin Club of Russell is extremely grateful for its corporate sponsors coming through once again as they always do in this generous community, said organizers.

Dr. Darrell Menard and his wife, Janet, were presented with gifts and a “graduation” certificate from the Kin Club of Russell for surviving his roast. More than $25,000 was raised for a future aquatic project.

The Kin Club of Russell is proud to bring community projects to reality with its outstanding successes since its inception, including raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Sports Dome.

For more information on The Kin Club of Russell:

https://kinclubofrussell.ca or on Facebook: Kin Club of Russell