The Sierras of Erindale flip for Christmas
Residents of Sierras condo open hearts and wallets for the 17th straight year
The Sierras of Erindale are near and dear to our Sporting Christmas hearts.
I checked the archives, and see mention of them in our Sporting Christmas updates dating back to 1999 — they’ve been there every year since, in some form, whether it be coffee clubs, informal canvasing, or their wonderful and long-running pancake and sausage breakfast.
The Sierras seniors condo held their 17th annual breakfast on Dec. 1, and as always, that gathering will make a huge difference for local families who need some help over the Christmas season. The breakfast itself raised $1,045 from residents, family and friends, then they dug into their pockets and added an extra $4,010.
“Thank you,” writes Gary Mamer, “to the coffee club volunteers and Sierra residents and friends and family who opened their hearts and chequebooks to make this Christmas brighter for Saskatoon’s children and seniors who are in need. Sierras of Erindale is a caring condo community of 250 residents, and we commend the StarPhoenix Sporting Christmas campaign and support our Salvation Army.”
It’s amazing what can be done with simple breakfast ingredients, huge hearts and a generous community.
A big thanks, once again, to the good folks at the Sierras as we help the Salvation Army with its Christmas hamper program.
Rick and Bonnie Rowley donate in memory of their parents, Ken and Bunee Rowley and Marge and Jules Michasiw.
“We have been donating in their memory for the past number of years, as it was a cause very important to them,” they write, and it’s always good to hear from the Rowleys.
Ernie Boehm and longtime NHLer Brad McCrimmon, both good sports and Salvation Army boosters, are remembered today, and the Riverside Optimist Club sent a portion of the fines they collect at their meetings — always a great idea.
“Merry Christmas to all!” writes Beth Rude, a former teacher of mine who I hold in high esteem.
Our annual campaign supports the Salvation Army with its Christmas hamper program, and you can donate in the following ways: Click the donation link at thestarphoenix.com/sportingchristmas, or stop by the StarPhoenix office downtown to donate at the front desk (before noon) or slip an envelope through the slot inside the front doors if you arrive after that.
Mail to: Sporting Christmas, c/o The StarPhoenix
204 Fifth Ave. North, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2P1 Thanks To Today’s Santas:
Maxine and Terry Antill: $100
Memory of Merv Mann from Betty: $100
Sierras of Erindale: $5,055
In memory of Peter Clark from
Bob Korpan: $100
Remembering my husband Joe
Kulbida, and my mother Doris Bracken, from Joan Kulbida: $100
In memory of Ron and Dorothy
Thompson from Robert Thompson: $200
Beth Rude: $40
In memory of our parents, Ken and Bunee Rowley, and Marge and Jules Michasiw, from Rick and Bonnie Rowley: $50
Riverside Optimist Club of Saskatoon meeting fines: $50
In memory of Dale Anderson and son Mark, love from your family: $200
In memory of Ernie Boehm and
Brad McCrimmon, from loving family: $200
In loving memory of my husband
Doug from Iris Clark: $100
Today’s Total: $6,295 TOTAL TO DATE: $18,041
Rush forward Mark Matthews and his teammates put a contentious off-season labour dispute behind them as they convened for practice on Friday at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre. The Rush prepared for Saturday night’s pre-season tilt with the Calgary Roughnecks (7:30 p.m., SaskTel Centre).