On Saturday February 22, 2014, local business leaders, dignitaries and residents came together to Rock the House in support of people with disabilities at the Curling Club of Collingwood.
At this inclusive event, people of all abilities curled together. Each team played two games. There was a continental breakfast, lunch provided by Subway Collingwood, medals, trophies, prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and a day full of fun.
Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey opened the event at 9 am by throwing the first rock with assistance from Sandy Cunningham, Councilor from the Town of Collingwood.
Cal Patterson, Warden of Simcoe County and Mayor of Wasaga Beach and Sandra Cooper, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood brought greetings to the participants.
In draw one; the gold medals went to Benson's Bombers, silver to Three Chicks and A Guy and Bronze to The Ol' Time Tattoos. In draw two, the gold medals went to the Rockin Rollers, Silver to Ainley Group and The Wasaga Beach Party. The tournament trophy went to Benson's Bombers. Prizes for best team name were awarded to members of C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. "Curl Jam." The best team costume award was won by "The Wasaga Beach Rockers".
The Marie Banks Memorial Award for top individual fundraiser was awarded to Mike Pincevero of the Wasaga Beach Party. The top team fundraisers were the Wasaga Beach Party. The gross amount raised by this event was $17,000; the funds will help the organization continue to provide programs for its consumers.
Co-Title sponsors were The Ainley Group, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. and C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. This event was made possible through the generous support of our Bonspiel Committee, event sponsors, food sponsors, media sponsors and silent auction donors as well as the staff and volunteers of Breaking Down Barriers. We thank each and every one of them for their role in the day's success.
Since 1985, Breaking Down Barriers has been providing programs and services to promote the independence of people with disabilities in the Georgian Triangle. For more information check their website or call 705-445-1543.
To view photos of the event, please visit mycollingwood.ca photo gallery and click the drop down menu to select and view the correct gallery.