Eagle Ridge Manor staff member Louise Dugas and resident Doris Steen recieve a cheque for $2

Ride funds stay local

Marine Harvest and Rotarians combine to donate funds to Eagle Ridge Manor.

PORT HARDY—Fresh from hosting the hugely successful  RCMP Musical Ride on August 7, Port Hardy Rotarians were back in a more familiar saddle last week: supporting local causes.

The Musical Ride, which drew an estimated 2,000 spectators to Storey’s Beach for the world renowned equestrian display, raised approximately $9,000 which will all be reinvested into community projects. The first of the disbursements took place last Thursday at Eagle Ridge Manor.

The Rotary combined with Marine Harvest to present a $2,000 cheque to staff there for development of the residents’ garden.

The garden, at the rear of the facility, provides a safe and much-needed outdoor sanctuary for the residents there and includes a gazebo, flower beds and raised gardens.

The funds will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the gardens.

Marine Harvest had raised $1,600 from its salmon barbecue at the equestrian event   which the Rotary rounded up by adding $400.

The purpose of the balance of the money raised at the Musical Ride is still to be finalized although $1,000 has been earmarked for the Fort Rupert Curling Club.

From the remainder, a portion will go to the planned Rotary Playground upgrade beside the Visitor and Information Centre in Port Hardy while the rest will help fund other upcoming community projects.

 

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