by Marilyn Snedden & Richard Fitzgibbon of District 7A OSGA and Denise Tessier of Waterside
On Monday, Feb.9 the results of several months of selling tickets on a 48” TV as a fundraiser for the local District 7A of the Ontario Senior Games Association culminated in a win for Janet McIntyre of Carleton Place. At the Cribbage Game at Waterside ,the Community Director of the Waterside Retirement Community, Denise Tessier pulled the winning ticket and the TV was later delivered to the happy winner .
Thank you to all who bought tickets and to the YIG grocery stores in Almonte & Carleton Place as well as the Legions in those towns who allowed us tosell tickets at their establishments. The ticket sellers gave hours of their time but Ernie Nolan deserves special credit as ticket-seller extraordinaire.
The Brick gave us a break on the price of the TV but it was Patti Guimond of Waterside Retirement Communitywho secured the main sponsorship from the home for the draw , resulting in a tidy profit.
This will be put to good use to subsidize the local entrants in the OSGA Winter Games taking place in Haliburton Region from Feb.17-19. Hundreds of seniors from all over Ontario will compete in several towns such as Minden and Haliburton for medals in events ranging from curling to skiing and hockey. We have entries in 10 Pin Bowling, Prediction Skating and Curling so good luck to all competitors and may the weather cooperate.