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3M Golf for the Kids a big success

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 09:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County were on hand to enjoy a fun day of golf at Mapleview in Perth on Saturday, May 28. It was a sold out event, with 144 golfers taking part, and enjoying the beautiful course while supporting a great local children’s charity.

3M Canada in Perth was this year’s title sponsor, and sent two teams to participate, as well as donated items for the take home bags that each golfer gets.

Tim Hortons donated the coffee and muffins, Garden Market Smiths Falls provided fresh fruit for a mid-morning snack and dessert to accompany the homemade cookies provided by Wendy Andison. Shoppers Drug Mart in Perth and Smiths Falls provided chips and pop. Blair & Sons donated water and ice.

There were many games that added to the day’s fun, including a putting contest that provided many golfers with Tim Hortons’ Gift Cards donated by Leo Adams Investments and a trip to Las Vegas donated by Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Smiths Falls. Crain and Schooley Part of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited provided a Hole in One Contest. Another lucky golfer won a hammock and stand donated by the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire.

Big Brothers Big Sisters were happy to have so many other great sponsors as well. FOX Emergency Power Solutions was the Beverage Cart Sponsor this year. Metroland Media was once again the Media Sponsor, helping to spread the news about the 3M Golf for Kids Sake Tournament. Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC was the Cart Sponsor for this Year’s GFK’s tournament.

“Mentoring programs cost money,” quotes Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Having trained social service workers on staff to ensure volunteers are carefully screened is really important. Events like this one help us cover those costs.” More than 500 children received service through the agency in 2015.

Each volunteer that offers to work with a child through our agency is carefully screened and evaluated for the safety of the children by a trained social worker. Thorough background checks are conducted, along with interviewing and training. Children are also given safety training, and go through an interview process, along with their families, to ensure that each match is set up to be successful. Matches are then monitored closely to ensure its success, and the safety and wellbeing of the child.

The agency does not receive sustainable government funding, so it relies on events like this golf tournament to fund its programs.

More than 15 volunteers worked tirelessly to put on the event, which raised over $15,000 for the local charity. Special recognition was given to Ruth Anne Johnson, a volunteer who has been coordinating the silent auction for the last seven years.

For more information about mentoring programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, please contact their local office at 613-283-0570 or visit them online at www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca.

Weekend Guide: June 5-7

Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 12:06 PM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
Adults $20; Students $10

SATURDAY

Indoor Yard Sale
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Lawn Bowling Club (150 Elmsley Street North)

BBQ in support of the Air Cadets
11 p.m. – 1 p.m.
RCAFA Hall (44 Abbott Street North)

Charity BBQ in for the Gerry Lowe Foundation
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Kia (171 Lombard Street)

Doef/Bowick-Sandor Charity Golf Tournament
Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club
Hosted by Kinsmen Club of Smiths Falls

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
Adults $20; Students $10

SUNDAY

Smiths Falls Flying Club Fly-In Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Montague Russ Beach Airport (Roger Stevens Drive)
Fly-in, Drive-in, Bike or Walk – All Welcome

Library Annual Book Sale 
9:30am – 3:00pm
Daniel Street beside the Library
Sponsored by Friends of the Smiths Falls Public Library

Doors Open Smiths Falls
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Various locations around town – For listing visit:http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Smiths-Falls.aspx

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
2:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Ave)
Adults $20; Students $10

 

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Posts Tagged ‘golf’

3M Golf for the Kids a big success

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 09:05 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County were on hand to enjoy a fun day of golf at Mapleview in Perth on Saturday, May 28. It was a sold out event, with 144 golfers taking part, and enjoying the beautiful course while supporting a great local children’s charity.

3M Canada in Perth was this year’s title sponsor, and sent two teams to participate, as well as donated items for the take home bags that each golfer gets.

Tim Hortons donated the coffee and muffins, Garden Market Smiths Falls provided fresh fruit for a mid-morning snack and dessert to accompany the homemade cookies provided by Wendy Andison. Shoppers Drug Mart in Perth and Smiths Falls provided chips and pop. Blair & Sons donated water and ice.

There were many games that added to the day’s fun, including a putting contest that provided many golfers with Tim Hortons’ Gift Cards donated by Leo Adams Investments and a trip to Las Vegas donated by Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Smiths Falls. Crain and Schooley Part of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited provided a Hole in One Contest. Another lucky golfer won a hammock and stand donated by the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire.

Big Brothers Big Sisters were happy to have so many other great sponsors as well. FOX Emergency Power Solutions was the Beverage Cart Sponsor this year. Metroland Media was once again the Media Sponsor, helping to spread the news about the 3M Golf for Kids Sake Tournament. Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC was the Cart Sponsor for this Year’s GFK’s tournament.

“Mentoring programs cost money,” quotes Jennifer Miller, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Having trained social service workers on staff to ensure volunteers are carefully screened is really important. Events like this one help us cover those costs.” More than 500 children received service through the agency in 2015.

Each volunteer that offers to work with a child through our agency is carefully screened and evaluated for the safety of the children by a trained social worker. Thorough background checks are conducted, along with interviewing and training. Children are also given safety training, and go through an interview process, along with their families, to ensure that each match is set up to be successful. Matches are then monitored closely to ensure its success, and the safety and wellbeing of the child.

The agency does not receive sustainable government funding, so it relies on events like this golf tournament to fund its programs.

More than 15 volunteers worked tirelessly to put on the event, which raised over $15,000 for the local charity. Special recognition was given to Ruth Anne Johnson, a volunteer who has been coordinating the silent auction for the last seven years.

For more information about mentoring programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, please contact their local office at 613-283-0570 or visit them online at www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca.

Weekend Guide: June 5-7

Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 12:06 PM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
Adults $20; Students $10

SATURDAY

Indoor Yard Sale
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Lawn Bowling Club (150 Elmsley Street North)

BBQ in support of the Air Cadets
11 p.m. – 1 p.m.
RCAFA Hall (44 Abbott Street North)

Charity BBQ in for the Gerry Lowe Foundation
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Kia (171 Lombard Street)

Doef/Bowick-Sandor Charity Golf Tournament
Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club
Hosted by Kinsmen Club of Smiths Falls

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
Adults $20; Students $10

SUNDAY

Smiths Falls Flying Club Fly-In Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Montague Russ Beach Airport (Roger Stevens Drive)
Fly-in, Drive-in, Bike or Walk – All Welcome

Library Annual Book Sale 
9:30am – 3:00pm
Daniel Street beside the Library
Sponsored by Friends of the Smiths Falls Public Library

Doors Open Smiths Falls
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Various locations around town – For listing visit:http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Smiths-Falls.aspx

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
2:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Ave)
Adults $20; Students $10

 

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