Camille go­ing back up on the roof, for one fi­nal time

The Peterborough Examiner - - News - JES­SICA NYZNIK EX­AM­INER STAFF WRITER

Camille Par­ent will be hoisted atop Arby’s on Fri­day for his sec­ond and fi­nal rooftop fundrais­ing event.

Par­ent is rais­ing funds for the Hos­pi­tal for Sick Chil­dren in Toronto through Peter­bor­ough Cares, a fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive sup­port­ing efforts to raise money for var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions while also rais­ing awareness about them.

Morello’s In­de­pen­dent Gro­cer in the east end is also fundrais­ing this week­end un­der Peter­bor­ough Cares for the Leukemia and Lym­phoma So­ci­ety of Canada, as it has done for many years on the Vic­to­ria Day long week­end.

Par­ent, Peter­bor­ough Cares founder and CEO, will be lifted onto the roof in a fire truck’s aerial lad­der bucket at 11:30 a.m. He’ll stay up there until 6 p.m., re­turn­ing Satur­day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While Par­ent braves the el­e­ments on the roof, vol­un­teers col­lect donations on the ground at Park­way Place plaza on Lans­downe St. W. And Arby’s is do­nat­ing $1 to the cause from ev­ery combo sold on Fri­day and Satur­day.

To keep the en­ergy up, Jim Wagstaff from Mu­sic Ven­dor will be at the plaza spin­ning tunes through­out the event.

Par­ent went up on Arby’s rooftop for the first time last year, with funds ben­e­fit­ing YES Youth and Fam­ily Emer­gency Shel­ter.

Peter­bor­ough Cares typ­i­cally raises funds for lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions. Although Sick Kids isn’t in Peter­bor­ough, it sup­ports so many lo­cal kids that Par­ent con­sid­ers it lo­cal.

On Thurs­day, Par­ent launched an on­line fundrais­ing campaign for Sick Kids, gar­ner­ing about $250 by the early evening.

This will be Par­ent’s last stint on the roof. Paul Rellinger, who camped out on The Brick’s rooftop as a fundraiser for sev­eral years, re­tired from Peter­bor­ough Cares last year.

CLIF­FORD SKARSTEDT/EX­AM­INER

Camille Par­ent waves atop Arby’s on Thurs­day on Lans­downe St. W. Par­ent is on the roof on Fri­day and Satur­day.

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