Sunday, December 8, 2013

Give Back During Your Commute

Throughout the week passengers on Thunder Bay Transit will be encouraged to donate canned goods and non-perishables during their commute. Also, beginning on Thursday there will be a food drive at the Fort William Road Wal-Mart. The drive will last until Sunday December 15th.

Win A Harley Davidson

Tickets are being sold for the Motors and Muscles Raffle supporting the Our Kids Count community kitchen program. Gladys Berringer is Executive Director with the program and says this years goal of raising fifty-thousand dollars is based off of previous years success. This years grand prize is a 2014 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle the draw is being made during this summer's Rib Fest.

Christmas Cheer Stuff-A-Bus A Success

The Christmas Cheer Fund continues to provide for families in need during the holidays and yesterdays contributions promise to go a long way. The day long Stuff-A-Bus drive at the Real Canadian Superstore raised thirteen-thousand dollars and forty-thousand dollars worth of food. It took volunteers an hour and a half to unload the food.

Youth Services Plan Development

The City is moving forward on its Youth Service Plan that includes an increase in the amount of money provided to the Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club. A final vote on the plan will be held in January. Councillor Joe Vidiramo says that he is excited to see how similar satellite programs have fared and what kind of impact they will have on the proposed youth centre on High Street. The plan also calls for extra funding for other city operated youth programs.