The sold-out crowd raised more than $21,000 at the prohibition-themed 7th Annual Pelham Mayor’s Gala at Lookout Golf Club on Saturday.
This year’s Gala supported the work of five different community initiatives:
• Women’s Place of South Niagara – help expand their youth-at-risk mentoring program by providing resources – books, videos, workbooks, an entire library of supplies – in support of anti-violence counseling;
• Royal Canadian Army Cadets Fonthill Branch 613 – provide funds to send one Cadet in need to France to be part of the 99th Anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 2016;
• Family & Children’s Services Niagara – provide funds to allow 10 children (who are FACs clients) to attend summer camp in Niagara – offering maximum learning and fun;
• Horse Cents for Kids – provide funding for 6 (six) Pelham Cares client-children to participate in a Wild West Summer Camp at BNR Stables, Fenwick;
• Autism Niagara – providing Autism support workers so that a 1 on 1 or 3 to 1 campers to support-workers ratio can be offered for children with Autism to attending special youth camp.
These investments will provide Pelham youth with the ability to build their skills, learn with the best resources, develop character, and participate in community activities.
Cheque presentation photo (right): Ann Godfrey, FACs Niagara; Kellie Kirkwood, Autism Niagara; Ruthann Brown, Women’s Place South Niagara; Captain Lyn Giovenazzo, Royal Canadian Army Cadets Branch 613; Mayor Dave Augustyn