Family Movie Night Fundraiser a Success!
Wednesday June 24th, 2015 was a day to celebrate the end of the school year for School District 42 elementary school aged children. Many thanks to the families who chose to celebrate with us at the Hollywood 3 Cinema in Pitt Meadows and helped us raise nearly $700 for our Children and Youth Groups. Ninety two supporters came out to enjoy a family-friendly movie, “Home” and a chance to win raffle prizes and door prizes. Every child left the event with a door prize and popcorn, pop, prizes, and lots of laughter filled the movie theatre for nearly 2 hours.
Special thanks to our staff and volunteers whose time and efforts were fundamental in making the event a success. Tanya Croteau, of Keller Williams Realty, spear -headed the event by gathering the raffle prizes and selling raffle tickets at the event. Special thanks as well to volunteer Valerie Cooke, who welcomed and directed guests upon their arrival and helped to sell the raffle tickets. We were grateful to the donors of the raffle and door prizes:
- Lotus & Lemongrass Gifts & Décor
- The Posh Pooch Doggy Daycare & Spa Inc
- The Act- Maple Ridge Arts Center
- Andrea Cragg- Pampered Chef
- Tazeem Jamal- Skindulgence Spa
- Meg-nificent Home Cleaning
- J & K Ambrose- Keller Williams Elite Realty
- Sun Hang Do Maple Ridge
There is continuing interest from the parents of kids/ youth who attend our social skills groups to help continue to raise more funds for the groups. They will be forming a committee and hope to plan more fun events throughout the year.
Although most of our families pay $65 per month for their child to attend the 2 hour, once per week groups, our fundraising helps families who face financial barriers to attending. Our groups focus on practical life skills, friendships, and fun.
Groups start in October and run through until June. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
For more information on our groups for children and youth, please contact Margaret Cleaver, Interim Supervisor- Child and Youth Care (Groups) at 604 466 1144 ext 3.