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Successful radio-telethon for Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin

Clarence-Rockland residents tuned in to raise more than half a million dollars on March 24 towards the reconstruction of a local long-term care facility.

The second radio-telethon for the Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin in Clarence Creek raised $511,110 for the $10 million campaign.  The total cost of rebuilding the facility and making sure it meets provincial regulations is estimated at $35 million.

The radio-telethon was broadcast live on Unique-FM and TVC-22 from the Salle Optimiste.  Entertainment was provided by 21 local entertainers and food was provided for the audience by Rosalynn’s Bistro.  Jean-François Dion and Marie-Clo were master’s of ceremonies for the event and many volunteers helped with the broadcast.

“It is a great message of love the local population has given us this year,” said Centre d’Accueil Roger-Séguin Administrator Joanne Henri.

“We attained our goal, and we are one step closer to our ultimate goal of $10 million,” Henri added.

In addition to the radio-telethon, the facility recently started the “Do you have your brick?” campaign to also raise funds for the reconstruction project.

Plans are already being made for next year’s radio-telethon, and it is never too late to donate, even though this year’s event is over.  Donations can be made online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/centre-daccueil-roger-seguin/ or by calling 613-446-6037.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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