They sing, they Zumba

Car­ol­ers will be out Dec. 14, ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters

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They’ll be Freezin’ for a Rea­son, once again this hol­i­day sea­son.

Zumba with Christal will be tak­ing things out­doors on Dec. 14, for an evening of car­ol­ing in sup­port of Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of Corn­wall and Dis­trict.

“Ba­si­cally what we’re do­ing is tak­ing Zumba to the streets,” said event or­ga­nizer Christal Bowen.

And this time, for what will be the sev­enth-an­nual night of Zumba car­ol­ing, they’re streets close to home for Bowen. The group of singers and dancers will be meet­ing at Blessed Sacra­ment Church on Toll­gate Road, and head out from there into sev­eral neigh­bour­hood streets.

How are funds raised? Through do­na­tions from res­i­dents.

“They pay us to leave or pay us to stay,” Bowen said with a laugh. “Ev­ery­body has been warned that we’re com­ing (on Dec. 14).”

Bowen said Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters has put door knocker fliers on door han­dles at homes in the area, giv­ing ev­ery­one a headsup about an event that Bowen said has raised up to $2,000 each year.

“All the pro­ceeds go to Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters,” Bowen said. “It’ll be su­per fun, and we’re hop­ing we’ll have a big group out.”

Last mid-De­cem­ber, there were about 70 par­tic­i­pants at the event, with the car­ol­ing go­ing on in the Sun­rise Acres area.

By can­vass­ing in her home neigh­bour­hood this time, Bowen and the group will have the ad­van­tage of be­ing able to use a heated garage, for par­tic­i­pants to get some shel­ter dur­ing the car­ol­ing.

“It’ll give peo­ple a break, and keep us warm,” Bowen said, adding that hot cho­co­late and other good­ies will be avail­able.

The car­ol­ing next Fri­day will be from 6 to 8 p.m., and mu­sic will be pro­vided by Stacy McPhail’s DJ Sound.


They'll be Freezin' for a Rea­son, but all smiles, when the an­nual neigh­bour­hood car­ol­ing event is held in Corn­wall next week. The ef­fort will be in sup­port of Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of Corn­wall and Dis­trict.

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