Local celebrities are lining up to take chilly dip in Lake Banook in support of the Dartmouth Family Centre/Dartmouth North Community Food Centre’s Blue Toes for Blue Nosefundraiser on Saturday, March 9th at 11am.
“This event kicks off our Blue Nose fundraising efforts and we are thrilled to have the support of so many community leaders,” said Wendy Fraser, Executive Director of the Family Centre and Community Food Centre. “The Good Food Crusaders, our Blue Nose team, want to raise $15,000 in support of programs for Dartmouth North.”
The fundraiser, organized in partnership with Mayo Brothers Calisthenics, will feature a polar swim in Dartmouth’s Lake Banook followed by a chili lunch at the Banook Canoe Club.
Taking the plunge with the Good Food Crusaders are:
- Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc
- Deputy Mayor and Dartmouth North City Councillor Tony Mancini
- Andy Hay, MasterChef runner-up, owner of Andy’s East Coast Kitchen
- Renée Lavallée and Doug Townsend, co-owners, The Canteen restaurant
- John and Brad Mayo, Mayo Brothers Calisthenics
- Andrew Russell, former Olympian and Executive Director CanoeKayak Canada Atlantic Division
- Paul Brothers, co-host, Global News Morning Halifax
You can support the Good Food Crusaders by giving online at www.goodfoodcrusaders.ca. Every donation goes directly to programs for the entire community such as pre-natal programs for new moms, Community Meals and even a weekly Walking Club.
Registration is open
Registration for the event is now open and the community is invited to participate. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Dippers are encouraged to collect pledges or give online at www.goodfoodcrusaders.caand must be 18 years of age or older. All proceeds support programs in Dartmouth North.
About the Dartmouth Family Centre/Dartmouth North Community Food Centre
The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is a program of the Dartmouth Family Centre, which has supported young families in the community for almost 25 years.
In 2015, the Family Centre expanded its reach and opened the Community Food Centre in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, making it possible to engage with people of all ages, with particular emphasis on those who are marginalized due to social and economic vulnerability.
The Community Food Centre is one of 10 across Canada. Find out more at www.dartmouthfamilycentre.ca.
Source : Media Release