Eight charities vie for nearly $11,000 in donations at tonight’s inaugural 100+ Men North Dundas

Organizers of the upcoming inaugural '100 Men Who Care' event in North Dundas ham it up at the venue that will host the movement's first gathering next month: the former Nestlé plant and future cannabis production facility owned by IDP Group. The group poses in one of the oldest rooms at the Chesterville factory, a space playfully transformed into a loft-like area with vintage furniture and collectibles. Seated from left: Dan Gasser, North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, Dan Pettigrew, Devon Byers and Diane Crummy. Standing is IDP Group's Hamed Asl. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — The first annual 100+Men Who Care North Dundas goes ahead tonight, with eight local charities vying for over $10,000 in donations that is up for grabs.

The monies with be distributed only to the first-, second-, and third-placing charities.

The non-profit organizations include:

Canadian Cancer Society of SDG & Prescott Russell

Chesterville & District Agricultural Society

Community Food Share

GIAG- Glengarry Inter-Agency Group Inc.

Habitat for Humanity Cornwall & The Counties

House of Lazarus Matilda Resource Centre Inc.

Rideau Hill Camp

WDMH Foundation

(click on any of the above charities to find out what they are fundraising for.)

So far there are 120 men total but the committee has kept registration open tonight for any last minute men who want to help make a difference.

“On-site registration is available for any men that have not signed up in advance. Bring a friend or two and help us raise more funds!” said Chair Eric Duncan in an email to participants.

“Without a doubt, we are going to make a difference in North Dundas, in just one hour, as we distribute over $11,000 to local causes,” he added.

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