Terry Fox Run participants raise over $10,400 as Chesterville Rotary Club hosts annual event

Mulder family participants in the Chesterville Terry Fox Run make their way up Maple Ridge Road, Sept. 15. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — Sixty-two walkers, runners and cyclists powered their way Sunday to a $10,401 tally for the Terry Fox Foundation, in the annual local fundraiser organized by the Rotary Club of Chesterville and District.

The Club’s 37th Terry Fox Run again operated out of North Dundas District High School as the starting point on a loop that sent participants on an 11-km loop around Maple Ridge, Rae, Baker and Ball roads.

The Run saw the return of many regulars, including large teams comprising the Mulder and Dixon families. Also taking part again was Charles “The Corn Man” Grey, pushing a walker as his feet are still recovering from an incident of severe frostbite last winter.

Those taking part snacked on the Club’s provided cheese curd, bottled water and, courtesy of Cross Construction, apples.

With three quarters of the 11 km distance travelled, Charles Grey heads toward County Rd. 43 on Ball Rd. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Rotarian Ruth Gilroy signs in members of the Dixon family team. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Chesterville Rotary Club Treasurer Betty Vanden Bosch tallies the numbers in the cafeteria at North Dundas District High School. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Rotarians Marion Henderson (foreground) and Chris Barkley assist with the sign-ups. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Cyclist Jim Baker stops at the checkpoint manned by Chesterville Rotary Club Past President Jan Roosendaal. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


Chesterville Rotary Club barbecue draws a crowd, Sept. 11

 


Chesterville Rotary Club contributes to Dundas County Hospice

Below: At the Nelson Laprade Centre, Chesterville Rotary Club President John Stewart presents Dundas County Hospice Chair Paul Renaud with $561 — proceeds of the Club’s regular ‘happy dollars’ collection from members over the past year. The funds were turned over Sept. 9 to benefit the Williamsburg-based hospice organization.
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