A $10,000 donation from Bruce Power has helped the Goderich and Clinton Kinsmen Clubs upgrade the equipment they use for their fundraising TV auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year.
Bruce Power’s donation helped the Kinsmen replace equipment that had been used for all 25 of the groups’ televised auctions, and it was on its last legs. Without an equipment upgrade, the popular fundraising auction was in peril, said Ryan McClinchey, a Goderich Kinsmen Club Director.
“The Kinsmen were maintaining the old TV studio equipment, most of which was well over 25 years old and on borrowed time,” McClinchey said. “The replacement of the old equipment creates modern production and training environments to develop new community programming and involve more volunteers and youth. In addition to the weekly Lions TV Bingo and annual Kinsmen TV Auction, we are working with area charities and non-profit organizations to bring a diverse variety of new content available through our broadcast partners and over the Internet.”
Some of the group’s that receive money through the TV auction are the Goderich Medical Centre, Huron YMCA, minor hockey and ringette, Air Cadets, blood donor clinics, the Terry Fox Run, the Goderich Legion and Poppy Campaign, church group, the Goderich Lions and Alcoholics Anonymous.
James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs, said the company’s Community Investment and Sponsorship Fund is the perfect way to assist a group in helping others.
“We will now happily watch the Goderich and Clinton Kinsmen Clubs duplicate our investment many times over in the coming years through their TV fundraising efforts,” Scongack said. “This is one of those cases where a relatively small donation can reap rewards for the community for another generation to come.”
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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