THUNDER BAY – The RBC Planning Committee along with the Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Kurl for Kidz Women’s Curling Funspiel. Last year, this extremely successful event raised over $9000.00 to support children’s mental health in Thunder Bay. This curling event consists of three “mini-games” of three ends each, a delicious Chinese buffet dinner and the opportunity to win several prizes.
Tom Walters, Executive Director of the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, is pleased to see this fundraising initiative being offered again this year. “The Foundation is excited to be involved with the second annual Kurl for Kidz with our title sponsor RBC Dominion Securities. This fun filled event raises funds to help the one in five children and youth in our community to deal with their mental health problems. This event is very needed because it provides a venue where awareness about children’s mental health is highlighted while providing an opportunity for corporate partners like RBC Dominion Securities to get behind this important issue. It also helps the curlers be sensitized to mental health issues and decreases stigma.”
Without the support from local businesses, this successful event would not be possible. The RBC planning committee is pleased to have RBC Dominion Securities return this year as the presenting sponsor. Shawn Kunnas, branch manager states, “RBC Dominion Securities is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor again this year for the Kurl 4 Kidz Women’s Curling Funspiel. Last year’s event raised over $9000.00 for the Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay and helped support many children and families here in our area. We look forward to another fun and even more successful event this year.”
There is still an opportunity for women to take part in this curling funspiel. Cost of registration is $75.00 per player. The final day to register is March 26th, 2012. The event is taking place on March 30th at the Fort William Curling Club beginning at noon. Registration forms are available at the Children’s Centre or may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website: www.childrenscentre.ca/cctbf/