We’re very happy to announce that the Variety Show raised $3,385 for Plan Canada’s sanitation project in Tanzania. That translates to $20,070 for the project after matching. Thank you to all our performers, donors and attendees! We could not do any of this without you.
Click here to see some pictures from the event.
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Education for Africa Variety Show is scheduled for January 22, 2017 starting at 1:30, at Greenfields Pub & Eatery on Greenbank. Great talent! Great cause! Tickets are only $25. More information is available here:
6th Annual Education for Africa Family Variety Show 2016
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 8th Annual Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament for Wounded Warriors. It was a great day! We raised $5,400, which is $2,000 more than last year. We will make a small donation to local service dog trainers, Canadian Canine, and the remainder will go to Wounded Warriors Canada. Since 2008, with the help of people like of all the people involved and matching of funds by the federal government in some cases, our events for various charities have raised almost $170,000.
None of this would be possible without the participation of the golfers, volunteers, sponsors, donors and those who were with us in spirit. We are profoundly grateful for the support.
Every once in awhile, I’m reminded about how something we do or say can inspire others, even though we don’t know it’s happening. If we are really fortunate, we will find out and it’s an incredibly satisfying moment.
I received a Tweet from a young lady in Virginia today who told me that she was inspired enough by my slogan to have an excerpt tattooed on her arm. I am truly honoured.
Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament 2016
Registration is now open for the Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament for Wounded Warriors Canada at Register.
Where: Manderley on the Green, Ottawa, Canada
When: Tuesday, August 9 starting at noon
Cost: Golf, dinner – $95
Cost: Dinner only – $25
See more details and register at Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament for Wounded Warriors
The silent auction items for the golf tournament keep rolling in. Now we have a BMW! Okay, well it’s maybe not that big but it’s great for a toddler. It will be available at the Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament for Wounded Warriors.
I’m very happy to announce that Westjet has donated one return trip for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination(charters exempt) for our Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament silent auction. Thank you Westjet!
We are very proud to have been recognized by Plan Canada recently with our names on their Wall of Fame. Thank you, Plan! It means a lot!
I’ve decided to slowly move the information about my writing to a dedicated website. This one will be used for our fundraising activities. If you’re looking for information about my books, please go to www.barry-finlay.com.
Once again we have two events planned for this year. Mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun while supporting two very worthwhile causes.
- August 9 – 8th Annual Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament for Wounded Warriors – to support Wounded Warriors Canada’s investment in service dog programs around the country to assist soldiers suffering from PTSD.
- October 2 – 6th Annual Education for Africa Variety Show – To support Plan Canada’s Tanzania Sanitation Project – the federal government is matching funds raised 8:1
We are starting to gather great door prizes and silent auction items. If you know of anyone who can help out, please contact us. Hole sponsorships for the golf tournament are $75.
We hope to see you there.