The Sier­ras of Erindale flip for Christ­mas

Res­i­dents of Sier­ras condo open hearts and wal­lets for the 17th straight year

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - FRONT PAGE - KEVIN MITCHELL [email protected]­media.com twit­ter.com/ kmitchsp

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

KaYLE NEIS

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).

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