On Saturday February 21, 2015, 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 Pie Restaurant, medals, trophies, prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and a day full of fun.
Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey, Gerry Marshall, Warden of Simcoe County, Brian Saunderson Deputy Mayor Town of Collingwood and Brian Smith Mayor of Wasaga Beach brought greetings to the participants.
In draw one; the gold medals went to The Toyota 4 Runners, silver to The Benson Bombers and Bronze to The Flying Dutchmen. In draw two, the gold medals went to the Ainley Group, Silver to Zack, Jack, Frick and Frack and bronze to The Psychodelics. The tournament trophy went to The Toyota 4 Runners. Prizes for best team name were awarded to members of Zack, Jack, Frick and Frack. The best team costume award was won by The Psychodelics.
The Marie Banks Memorial Award for top individual fundraiser
was awarded to Derek Bowers of the Wasaga Rockers. The top team fundraisers
were the Wasaga Rockers. The gross amount
raised by this event was $19,500; 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 out our website or call 705-445-154.