Tin for the Bin

The club, swimmers, parents, and supporters, gather both food and donations in support of the goal to make our community hunger free. Every July, your swimmers walk the route of the Selkirk Fair and Rodeo parade, carrying buckets and gathering cash for the food bank.

September 18,2010, the morning of our first season practice began at 6:00 am. Welcome back to another swim season! Coffee and donuts on me and if you wish to donate change for the tin - thank you. Promotion was out well in advance to ask those in our club who could to bring a tin for the bin. We created a fun slam dunk water game to show we want to help stop hunger in our small community. On Tuesday September 21st I personally delivered the 40lbs of non perishable food items and $60 in cash donated during our True Spirit Community Give Back Challenge.

The response from the Selkirk Food Bank:

Although many people in our Community are aware and very appreciative of the historical support the club has shown for the Selkirk Food Bank, we wish to go on the record; and express and share a public thank you.

The initiatives of your club are both active and visible. Annually, the club, swimmers, parents, and supporters, gather both food and donations in support of the goal to make our community hunger free. Every July, your swimmers walk the route of the Selkirk Fair and Rodeo parade, carrying buckets and gathering cash for the food bank. This past summer, this walk raised over $2000.

What is most important, this active support from our youth sets the example that we all live in one Community. An example that organizations, whether recreational or social, can and should work together to improve the quality of life for all.

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