Darts raise big bucks for MS

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Dartswas proven, once again, to be a pop­u­lar pas­time in the win­ter as twenty four teams took part in last Satur­day’s Dart Tour­na­ment at the Stanstead Le­gion. The tour­na­ment was a fundraiser for the Sclero­sis Canada and or­ga­nized mainly by Stanstead’s Lynne Ben­nett and sev­eral of her sup­port­ers. “Af­ter our ex­penses, like hav­ing the en­grav­ing done on the tro­phies and the ad­ver­tis­ing, we’ll clear about $450.00,” com­mented Mrs. Ben­nett who is a mem­ber of the Pink An­gels team that raises money to walk in the Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis So­ci­ety of Canada’s Marche de l’Espoir.

“We had a good turnout and there were lots of door prizes and raf­fles. Fun was had by all,” said the or­ga­nizer. The top three teams who each re­ceived a tro­phy were: Win­nie Lapointe and Neil Lazenby with first place; Carol David­son and Stephanie MacDon­ald who took sec­ond; and Mike and Dal­las Des­saint who won third place.

asked for as­sis­tance to con­front the man, a 22 year-old who lives in Sher­brooke.

On Sun­day, at 1:00 in the morn­ing, SQ of­fi­cers with the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC caught a ve­hi­cle on route 141, in Ayer’s Cliff, go­ing more than 170 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone while ap­proach­ing a 50 km zone at the en­trance of the vil­lage. Once stopped, of­fi­cers sus­pected the driver of drink­ing. He re­fused to do a breath­a­lyzer test and so will have an ex­tra charge against him for that. His driver’s li­cense was sus­pended for 90 days and his ve­hi­cle was seized for 30 days. The driver was a 53 year-old Ma­gog man with sim­i­lar, pre­vi­ous of­fences. He will ap­pear be­fore the court to an­swer charges and re­ceived a fine of $1,327 and 18 in­ap­ti­tude points for ex­ces­sive speed­ing.

Ac­tion­sin­ter­cul­turelles de développe­ment et d’éd­u­ca­tion (AIDE) is proud to an­nounce the win­ners of two draws for awards and grants to­talling $650 each, for fam­i­lies who opened Reg­is­tered Ed­u­ca­tion Sav­ings Plans (RESPs) in 2012.

- Win­ner num­ber one was Renée of Comp­ton, who won $650 in prizes and grants to de­posit in an RESP for the post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion of her chil­dren Sharon, Noelle and Michael.

- Lau­rie-Anne and Paolo of Len­noxville also won $650 in prizes and grants af­ter open­ing RESP ac­counts for their boys Mas­simo and Luca, who learn French, English and Ital­ian at home.

Ac­tions in­ter­cul­turelles pe­ri­od­i­cally holds draws for $500 for fam­i­lies who have at­tended an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion or re­ceived coun­selling on RESPs and sub­se­quently opened ac­counts for their chil­dren. As with all money con-

trib­uted to a RESP, the gov­ern­ments of Canada and Que­bec add grants to sup­ple­ment the fam­ily’s sav­ings. In the case of the con­tri­bu­tion of the $500 prize, at least $150 is added, mak­ing the prize a min­i­mum of $650 per win­ning fam­ily.

Too of­ten fam­i­lies are un­in­formed or mis­in­formed about the government grants avail­able to them. Grants from both the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial government ex­ist for all fam­i­lies who save in ad­vance for their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion. Grant money is set aside just for this pur­pose, so why not ben­e­fit from it? There is even spe­cial money set aside for low-in­come fam­i­lies who can’t af­ford to save.

Ac­tions in­ter­cul­turelles of­fers free and neu­tral in­for­ma­tion and work­shops on RESPs and the government grants as­so­ci­ated with them. The aim: pro­vide fam­i­lies with rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion on their op­tions for sav­ing for their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion and re­move bar­ri­ers which pre­vent fam­i­lies from ac­cess­ing the grant money of­fered by the Gov­ern­ments of Canada and Que­bec. Since 2010, more than 1,900 fam­i­lies across Canada have re­ceived in­for­ma­tion on RESPs through this project funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Fam­i­lies with ques­tions on open­ing RESP ac­counts can di­rect them to Claire Holt, Project Man­ager at Ac­tions in­ter­cul­turelles, 819-822-4180 or Claire.holt@aide.org. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next con­test win­ner!

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