Marking another extremely successful event, the 32nd annual Heartland Youth Centre Bowl for Kids fundraiser was held Feb. 21st.
“The theme this year was Mythical Creatures,” explained Winnie Bissett, the Centre’s executive director. “So we had lots of unicorns, fairies and a couple of Medusas,” she added with a laugh. About 30 business and organizational teams from across the community took part, she said.
“We also had between 45 to 50 youth centre volunteers take part as well, so the lanes were busy all night long.”
Bissett noted that Bowl for Kids is a national fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, so agencies all across Canada hold these events each year. “Whatever money is raised in each community stays in that community,” she added.
“We still have a few more pledges coming in, but I’m projecting that we are going to be around the $15,000 mark. We are very happy with that amount.
“It’s really fun – it literally is a ‘fun’ fundraiser!”
The funds will also be used for after school programs, including programs that provide mentorship in local schools, as well as the running of the Rainbows program, which is a support group for children who have suffered trauma through health matters, divorce or a significant move.
The Heartland Youth Centre serves over 300 kids ages six to 18.