This year has been quite the year on so many fronts. It has been extremely challenging to be involved in the community but we certainly have tried. From walking, biking, curling, volunteering, cooking, and supporting many community events and groups we have tried to be there in some way.
The Smart Panda was out riding virtually this year to support the MS Bike Grand Bend to London ride this year. With a challenge to the Butt Uglies to ride 500km in July, some took it up and completed the challenge! Currently, Wade has raised just over $2,000.00 and would appreciate any and all support to end MS.
We are super excited to be able to support Big Brothers Big Sisters again this year. We were able to show off our sweeping abilities at the Curl-4-Kids event, but Covid-19 took over the world, so we did a virtual challenge to support Golf-4-Kids. This weekend Big Brothers Big Sisters of St Thomas Elgin is turning 50, and we are proud to be able to support the Walk-4-Kids.
The Rotary Club of St Thomas Railway City has had a quiet year because of the Covid-19 shutting down almost all of our fundraising and events. We have however been able to help out the community by handling all the parking at our weekly local farmers market that had to be moved to an outside venue. We are back helping out at Inn Out of The Cold which has been hit very hard by the covid-19 restrictions.
Christmas Care St Thomas Elgin is going to be running for its 41st year this year. We have had to make some big changes to accommodate all the restrictions in place because of Covid-19, but we will be open to make sure Christmas will be bright for those that need a little help this year. Smart Panda will be making sure that Apples will be in each and every hamper again this year.