by Jane Adams
They did it again! On May 3, about 600 men came together for dinner, a comedy show and live and silent auctions. The result? $68,000 raised for 30 different community organizations. On June 13, the donations were presented to local charities at the Metcalfe Curling Club.
The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation received $5,000 from the event. The donation has been directed to our General Equipment Fund for the purchase of equipment like a new Phototherapy Bilisoft LED light to help treat babies with jaundice. Since 2007, Shroomfest has donated $38,000 to the WDMH Foundation.
“It was a great evening and we are so grateful,” notes Cindy Peters, the WDMH Foundation’s Manager of Direct Mail & Events. “We are so appreciative of this gift, and of Shroomfest’s ongoing support over the years. This group has truly made a difference in the lives of our patients and our community.”
In total, Shroomfest has raised over $483,000 for the community since it began. Their donations support small local charities for youth, seniors’ programs and supports, and rural recreation in Osgoode. Committee members include Al Graham, Brian Johnston, Kevin Cavan, Daryn Hicks, Doug Anderson, Brendan Cavan, Steve Corlyon, Bruce Buckland, Fernando Medeiros, and Seth Curtis.