Not bad for a bunch of “University kids” on just another “Pub Crawl”.
Well we had many doubters but we managed to prove them wrong with an excellent turnout and even better numbers in the final tally of funds raised. I still remember the first year we put this thing together in 2003, only 42 people showed up and we barely broke $800, which seemed like a big accomplishment at the time.
This year we had about 160 turn out. So, drum roll… here’s the final amount:
An extra special thanks to Sebastien, Chris and everyone at StatsCanada – Census’06 office in Moncton, the team there raised almost $1000 alone!
Other big money raises, contributors and organizers were Danielle Bourque, Nataelle Levesque, Nadine Boudreau, Mandy Alward, Ruairi Meagher, Jason Tse, Laura Murphy (my nana), my parents Laura and Richard Copeland, and many others.
So a BIG thanks goes out to everyone! And if you requested tax receipts you should receive them from CBCF within the next 4 weeks. If you don’t get one but requested it, please let me know at: email@example.com
Our Crawl for the Cure made the newspaper today with a nice little article by Jacqueline LeBlanc:
NOTE: Because of copyright issue, I need to password protect the private cache of the article, so please request the password by email if you really want to read it.
See everyone tonight at the Chris Rock on August 19th @ 7pm!
Pub crawl will benefit breast cancer research; Participants will collect pledges, have fun while supporting a good cause [© Times & Transcript ]
Pub crawl will benefit breast cancer research; Participants will collect pledges, have fun while supporting a good cause
Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Wed Aug 23 2006
Byline: by Jacqueline LeBlanc Times & Transcript Staff
It’s not an uncommon sight: a university student stumbling from bar to bar on a pub crawl.
But here’s the twist: on Saturday, students and young adults will be bar-hopping – and it’s all for charity.
Moosehead Breweries is teaming up with young adults from all over the Atlantic provinces to raise money for the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Leading up to the event, the organizers will be selling the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s ‘Think Pink’ bracelets for $5. When signing up, if one has a pink bracelet, registration will only be $25, instead of $30.
Organizer Bryan Copeland said the participants are also encouraged to raise funds with pledge sheets for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
“There have always been pub crawls held by students towards the end of the summer. I guess you could sort of look at this as the next generation pub crawl – one that’s a little more controlled, but most importantly, one that raises money for a good cause,” Copeland said, adding the goal is to raise $5,000.
“We tried the pub crawl thing last year with moderate success. Now we’re taking it to the next level with the individual pledges and a more controlled contest setting. ”
Copeland adds that the pub crawl is a perfect way to make a difference, and have a blast at the same time.
The organizing committee is still looking for volunteers for the event, as well as local businesses to get involved or consider making a direct donation.
The pub crawl will begin in Riverview at the Fox & Hound, and then mosey over to Dooly’s, the Chris Rock, Heritage Court, Navigator’s, Wize Guys, Oxygen, The Old Triangle and finally to Club Cosmo, along with a few surprises along the way.
© 2006 Times & Transcript (Moncton)
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