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Rowan House had a Sizzling Summer

Rowan House grateful for another busy summer season

Longview
Longview

As the kids go back to school, Rowan House looks back at a very eventful summer.

Things really ramped into high gear with the River City Classic’s Christmas in July fundraiser. The Canada Day event, generously supporting Rowan House since 2010, raised over $1,700 this year and of course was fantastic for awareness with all the families celebrating the holiday in George Lane Park.

Next up was the Little New York Daze market in Longview where we set up our information booth and the girls from Big Rock Natural Bath Products sold kool-aid and raffle tickets to raise $300 on our behalf, and Denny’s Restaurant invited us to take part in the Taste of Okotoks event this year and ended July on a high note, donating all of the $600 brought in from the sale of their delicious burgers and pancakes.

Our Birdies for Kids campaign, presented by AltaLink, wrapped up at the beginning of August with the Shaw

Dennys Okotoks
Dennys Okotoks

Charity Classic. Thank you to everyone who donated or pledged this fundraiser. The champions tour players hit 858 birdies to help raise $1,146 for Rowan House with that being matched by the organizers; and the Foothills Ladies Compassion Cup golf tournament collected a whopping 40 bags of food for Rowan House!

We want to thank our friends at the Priddis & Millarville Fair and everyone who braved the rain and cold to support our organizations. Unfortunately it was too wet and windy to put up the bouncy castles at Kids’ World but there was lots to see and do and it was busy nonetheless. Then the weather perked up on Sunday for the Okotoks Show & Shine where we got to check out some more cool cars and raise $250 through our donation box and 50/50 draw.

“We can’t express enough how honoured we are to be a part of all these events,” says Ally with the Resource Development Team. “These types of third-party fundraisers play a vital role in helping us to reach our fundraising goals each year.”

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