Mayor’s charity bonspiel raises $4,500 to support Wellington North youth

KENILWORTH – The first Mayor’s Charity Curling Bonspiel, hosted by Wellington North and the Arthur Curling Club drew 16 teams from across the county and raised $4,500 to support local youth.

“I could not be more pleased with the number of sponsors, volunteers and teams that helped make this event such a success,” said Mayor Andy Lennox.

The proceeds will be shared among the following groups/organizations:

– $2,000 will go to the Wellington North Youth Fund. In addition to the $25,000 already invested in this fund with the Community Foundation, youth and eligible organizations can apply for funding to support activities that will have a positive impact on our youth;

– $1,000 will go to support Youth Mental Health and Addictions initiatives. Distribution will be $500 to both the New Growth Family Centre and Get In Touch For Hutch;

– $900 will go to the Saugeen Student Start Up Program. This will be the second year for the program and this funding will enable three Wellington North youth entrepreneurs to participate in the program; and

– $600 will go to the Wellington North Youth Action Council.

Plans are underway for the second annual Mayor’s Charity Curling Bonspiel, with the intent to hold the event next February at the Mount Forest Curling Club.