Africa Rocks! bonspiel a huge success
Sixty supporters joined us Oct. 25 for the annual Africa Rocks! bonspiel at the Rideau Curling Club. The day-long event included three curling games for each team, with prizes for the highest-scoring and lowest-scoring teams, thanks to Malivoire Wine. The event also included a raffle and silent auction thanks to generous sponsors. In total, the event raised $5,200 to support Farm Radio International’s programs! Thanks!
The curlers also shared a delicious lunch and had the opportunity to hear Japhet Emmanuel, Tanzania country program manager, talk about the importance of radio.
Beginner and experienced curlers joined us for the event, each helping each other throughout the tournament. Also supporting the bonspiel were many great sponsors, including: A Thing for Chocolate, Backlane Cafe, Bean Fair, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Bread by Us, Bridgehead, DoverCourt Recreation Centre and Canvas Resto Bar.
Thanks also to the generous donors who helped make the lunch, raffle and silent auction a success, including: Farm Boy, Flock Boutique, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Glebe Community Centre, Happy Goat Coffee, Inside Out Studio Barre and Les Fougeres.
Other participants went home with prizes from the raffle and silent auction thanks to: Mary and Rob Carley, the National Arts Centre, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, Perrault Winery, Pressed, Purple Urchin, Roots and Shoots Farm, Seed to Sausage, Shelly Featherstone, Supply & Demand, Suzy Q Doughnuts, Sylvie Harrison, Thyme & Again, Victoire, Wilf and Ada’s Scratch Diner and Piz’za-za.
Everyone had a great time curling, but no one went home empty-handed thanks to Camino and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
We raised $5,200 to support our programs at the Africa Rocks! Bonspiel. Thank you for your support!