Camille going back up on the roof, for one final time
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.
Camille Parent waves atop Arby’s on Thursday on Lansdowne St. W. Parent is on the roof on Friday and Saturday.