FOCUS - OCTOBER 2018 49 * 6th generation family in Scugog * 30 years of business and marketing experience * Stands up for communities and natural spaces * Resides in Ward 2 Web: Email: Twitter: #cindysutch Facebook: electcindysutch Phone: 905.242.5030 CINDY SUTCH Vote Ward 2 Councillor The residents of Canterbury Common set out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their community while raising $20,000 for the Oak Ridges Hospice in 2018. The fundraising efforts started with an April campaign kickoff featuring Dr. Steve Russell, head of palliative care at the Port Perry Hospital and the driving force behind plans to build the Hospice. In May, the community was festooned with purple rib- bons sold to residents to raise funds and create awareness of the Hospice plans. June saw a parade through the streets of Canterbury and a golf tournament held at both Sunnybrae and Crestwood golf courses. In July, a dozen Canterbury homes and several gardens were opened for the first ever Canterbury House and Garden Tour. The fun was put back into fundraising when 150 people crowded the Canterbury Clubhouse to take part in a Loonie Auction in August. Early in September, a huge 100 x 40 foot tent was erected in the Canterbury parking lot, courtesy of Geranium Homes. The tent was needed to house the 250 current and past resi- dents who gathered for the final event with a dinner, a raffle and a live auction. Throughout the campaign, residents were invited to drop off donations and that they did. As of this writing, the various events, combined with many extremely generous donations, had far exceeded the organ- izers wildest dreams with well in excess of $60,000 having been raised. On September 21st, a cheque was presented to Oak Ridges Hospice. Residents enjoyed the spacious tent and cooperative weather while dining on chicken dinners catered by Jeff’s BBQ. More than 50 prizes, donated by local businesses and residents, were raffled off to the 250 people that attended the event. Anne Wright of the Oak Ridges Hospice Fundraising Committee brought greetings and thanks to all. Canterburian Harvey Graham, a lifelong resident of Scugog and former councillor, conducted a very successful auction that raised more than $6,500 for the Oak Ridges Hospice. SEPTEMBER RAFFLE, DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION By Neil Simpson, Special to Focus on Scugog VISI N 20/20 VISI N Canterbury Celebrations Raise $60,000 for Oak Ridges Hospice OH, WHAT A YEAR!