The Saint Croix Courier

St. Stephen, NB

2009 Mar 27

Funspiel helps Save Passamaquoddy Bay

The Adventure Recreation class as well as students involved in the Culinary program at St. Andrews community college organized a one day fundraising event on behalf of Save Passamaquoddy Bay group at Heather Curling Club Saturday, March 21. From left – front row – Spencer Rivait, Sarah Theriault, Annabelle Babineau, Nic LaPage, Jacob Buckley, Erin Gallant, and Ray O’Neill. Back row – Mike Vautour, Matt Wilson, Griffin Leavitt, Bliss Reid, Tim Shannon and Andrew Nicol.

ST. ANDREWS – Students from the community college’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program hosted “Brooms for the Bay” at the Heather Curling Club Saturday.

As part of their Event Planning course, the Adventure Recreation and Culinary classes organized the “funspiel” to help raise funds and awareness for Save Passamaquoddy Bay – the group opposing any LNG developments in the bay.

curling (Right) Students from St. Andrews community college organized a curling “funspiel” Brooms for the Bay to help raise funds and awareness for Save Passamaquoddy Bay. In this photo, Carol Ann Bartlett delivers her stone while her sweepers, Roger McNabb and Roland Baker, await the call from skip Brenda McNabb, during the first end of play.

The day’s events featured three, four-end games that involved team members rotating their position at the beginning of each end, giving everyone the opportunity to help lead their team to a victory.

Teams not fortunate enough to win their games were required to sing karaoke to their victorious opponents or pay a $2 donation to the Save Passamaquoddy Bay fund. Needless to say, the fund grew on this specific activity.

winners(Left) The overall winners of the Brooms for the Bay curling “funspiel” held at the Heather Curling Club Saturday March 21 were (from left) Roger McNabb, Brenda McNabb, Roland Baker and Carol Ann Bartlett. This event, organized by community college students, raised just over $250 in support of the Save Passamaquoddy Bay organization.

Between each game, along with the karaoke, the students organized other activities including a Heather “Hot Shots” competition as well as a “WHALE” bingo game for additional entertainment.

The Culinary students also prepared and served a hearty chili along with fresh rolls which helped everyone maintain their energy for the next game. Overall, this one-day charity fundraising event saw the six teams participating raise just over $250 for Save Passamaquoddy Bay.


© 2009 Advocate Media
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.

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