Projects & Past Times

by on August 24, 2015

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee

Bobcaygeon Canada DayThe Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee was formed in 1985 and proudly serves the community of Bobcaygeon by fundraising and coordinating its annual Canada Day Activities, installing flags and banners throughout the Village and working with partner groups. Though small, this dedicated  group of volunteers accomplish great things year in and year out.

Serving as Chair of the Committee was an honour and a thrill. Thousands of people attend the activities each July 1 and the planning that goes into each and every detail is complex.

Families of all ages enjoy the all day events, from the races at Tommy Anderson Park to the spectacular fire works presentation at night.

Please visit the Bobcaygeon Canada Day website to find out how you can help or make a donation.

YRT-Bucks

Yellow Ribbon Truck Campaign

With a little help from the Bobcaygeon Bucks, we collected cash and material donations for Canadian Military personnel serving in Afghanistan.

Two years in a row, we walked the route of the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair parade, collecting little treasures to ship overseas. The goal was to send the troops things they need that may not be regulation issue.

For example, we collected toiletries, crossword puzzle books and magazines.  We collected board games, peanut butter, hard candy and lip balm.  Warm, soft socks, canned  food and granola bars rounded out the list.  All monies collected were used to buy more of the same. Every donation was sent to the Yellow Ribbon team in Buckhorn, for shipment to Afghanistan.

Way to go Bobcaygeon!

Bobcaygeon Easter Parade

Easter Parade BobcaygeonIt’s no secret: I love a parade and when I moved to Bobcaygeon I brought with me my love of parades. It’s great to see the excitement on the children’s faces as the bands and floats go by.

Before long, I got to thinking about the great times had by my family and friends at the Easter Parade in my home town (Toronto Beaches). It wasn’t long before a few like  minded parade lovers hopped (pun intended) onboard and the first annual Bobcaygeon Easter Parade was launched.

After the parade local children of all ages competed in the Easter Bonnet contest. With prizes donated by numerous local businesses, and volunteer judges, the competition was stiff and the mood jolly.

BOBCAYGEON VOLUNTEERING

There are plenty of ways to contribute to the people of Bobaygeon. I’ve enjoyed working with other volunteers at:

A Special Place Clothing Give Away
Bobcaygeon Public School
Boyd Heritage Museum
Branch 239 – Royal Canadian Legion
Canadian Cancer Society
Heart and Stroke Foundation
MS Society

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