24 January Chemainus, British Columbia - January 2017 January 24, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles British Columbia 0 On Oct. 4, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Chemainus-Crofton #4400 presented Tour de Rock team members with a check for $1,500 for Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs at a breakfast held at the Legion. The Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock is a fundraising event to support Pediatric Cancer Research and support programs for children with cancer. Since 1998, more than 300 police officers have been named to the team along with 41 others, including childhood cancer survivors, longtime volunteers and members of the media who tell their stories. A new team is picked every year and only one person has ridden more than once. On top of fundraising, team members train on their bikes three days a week to help prepare for the demands of the 1,100 kilometer, 2-week ride. Riders are paired with a junior rider from a group of Vancouver Island children who have battled, are battling or are the sibling of someone who lost their battle with cancer. From the January 2017 People Helping People Newsletter. Related Articles Penticton, British Columbia - May 2017 The Aerie and Auxiliary of Penticton #4281 held their annual Charity Check Giving night, presenting checks totaling more than $50,000 to 12 local charities including the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s patient care tower. Ladysmith, British Columbia - October 2017 Ladysmith Auxiliary #2101 recently presented lap blankets to Past Provincial Madam President Donna Roach. Donna’s special project during her year was to have Auxiliary members make lap blankets to be donated. Ladysmith members made 48 blankets which were donated to the Lodge on 4th, an intermediate care facility. Campbell River, British Columbia - October 2017 Members of the Campbell River Fraternal Order of Eagles were joined by Provincial Madam President Klara Shurbert on October 3 to present a check for $10,000 to the Campbell River Food Bank. “We are thrilled with the end result of all of our hard work and that so many members of our community supported our fundraising efforts,” said chairperson Marlene Jordan. “The majority of all funds were raised by numerous jam and bake sales over the last few months, and every dollar added up. Our goal was to raise as much money as we could to support some of our most vulnerable community members,” said Jordan. Pictured, l to r, Provincial Madam President Klara Schurbert, Aerie President Hector Dubois, Provincial Officer Marilyn Lewis, LA President Jackie Collis, Chairperson Marlene Jordan, Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis and Worthy Provincial President Renee Paquette. Ladysmith, British Columbia - November 2017 Ladysmith Eagles Auxiliary #2101 Madam President Sheila Williams and Madam Vice President Arlene Neale presented a check to Louise Baines of the local food bank for $4,037.25 along with 1,000 pounds of food collected by the Eagles. Penticton, British Columbia - January 2020 Penticton Eagles #4271 donated presents to the South Okanagan Women in Need Society’s ‘Angel Tree.’ SOWINS works to prevent abuse and increase awareness about the impacts of abuse, through creating dynamic, life-changing opportunities for individuals and families. Glendale, Arizona - January 2017 Osborn Fraternal Order of Eagles #2843 recently presented a $3,000 grant from the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund to El Mirage Police Department’s Victims Assistance Unit. The grant was made possible through Osborn’s work in winning the 2016 Children’s Day Contest thanks to an event planned last year with the help of the VAU to educate area families. Pictured are 2015-16 Osborn Presidents Chris and Becky Bettis, El Mirage Assistant Chief Laura Liuzzo, Lieutenant Randy Stewart and event chairperson Francis Drozanowski-Kuehler, a 20-year Osborn Auxiliary member and volunteer with the VAU. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.