Money ap­pre­ci­ated

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The or­ga­niz­ers of the sec­ond an­nual CAB RH Rediker Golf Tour­na­ment pre­sented an im­pres­sive cheque to CAB di­rec­tor My­lene LaBonté, yes­ter­day. The tour­na­ment raised $10,500 for the vol­un­teer cen­tre, $1,500 more than last year’s event.

“This is the only fundraiser that we do just for the CAB, ex­cept for the kitchen fundraiser which was just for the ren­o­va­tion of our kitchen,” ex­plained Ms. LaBonté. The money raised dur­ing the Christ­mas Bas­ket Cam­paign is only for the Christ­mas bas­kets and the CAB’s food bank. “This money will help us to meet the grow­ing ex­pec­ta­tions of the gov­ern­ment. We are man­dated to of­fer more in­de­pen­dent liv­ing ser­vices which we are happy to do. Right now we are try­ing to de­velop a more ex­ten­sive Meals on Wheels ser­vice in Ayer’s Cliff,” added Ms. LaBonté. The CAB would also like to of­fer more pre­ven­tive pro­grams deal­ing

with ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tion for se­niors. “We are try­ing to sup­port vul­ner­a­ble se­niors who live alone and the two main rea­sons that se­niors end up in the hospi­tal is due to falls or poor nu­tri­tion.”

The main or­ga­niz­ers of the suc­cess­ful tour­na­ment were com­mit­tee mem­bers Robert and Gisele Galazzo, Arthur and Diane Lapenna, An­dré Gaulin, De­nis Par­ent, and vol­un­teers Lynn Wood and Wayne Smith.

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