Port Carling wellness centre fundraiser gets $1,500 from District Pay It Forward Fund
PORT CARLING — Muskoka District loves music.
Members of Muskoka Melody, a group of seven volunteer performers who are staging the “Sounds of the ’50s & ’60s fundraiser June 21, are pleased to announce their initiative has received a Pay It Forward Muskoka 2014 Community Investment Grant.
“This is fantastic,” said Cassandra Rowswell, one of the Muskoka Melody singers and the individual who applied for the grant.
“We created our ‘Sounds of the ’50s & ’60s’ performance to raise funds for The Brock and Willa Wellness Centre in Port Carling.
“This grant from Muskoka Community Services will cover more than half the expenses for the show and is a great endorsement for what we are doing in support of our Muskoka community.”
“We are pleased to recognize this talented group because of the community support they are demonstrating,” said Shonna Caldwell, Manager, Program Information with the District Municipality of Muskoka. “They have shown strong leadership with their initiative to fundraise for The Brock and Willa Wellness Centre, thus enhancing the quality of life for community members and fostering positive change. Their efforts also increase self-reliance among individuals and families, so it’s a win-win all around.”
Timelines, milestones and financial accountability accompanied the group’s application which helped increase their prospects for receiving the grant.
“Sounds of the 50s & 60s” is planned for June 21st at the Port Carling Community Centre and the show is already sold out. “The response to our ‘Broadway Bravo’ show last year was so positive – a standing-room-only performance at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge – that people were waiting to buy tickets for this year’s show,”
said Cassandra Rowswell. “It’s really gratifying and wonderful for the charity.”
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