BY BILL PHILLIPS
It’s moved from spring to summer, but this year’s Team Norah Hotdog/Bake Sale Extravaganza promises to better than ever.
The third annual extravaganza will, once again be held at Hub City Volkswagen on Queensway, but this year the date is July 29, and it is all about raising money to fight cystic fibrosis.
“Prince George is really well-known for its heart,” says organizer Sarah Schleich. “Last year we raised an incredible $5,000. It would be incredible to do better. That’s the goal, to create more awareness about cystic fibrosis and, as a community, we can make a difference.”
The event is inspired by five-year-old Norah who was born, with cystic fibrosis, around the same time as Sarah’s boy Sawyer. Sarah got to know Norah’s mother Jade while they were both pregnant and they remain friends. Norah and Sawyer often play together.
“Watching the struggles that come along with having a child with cystic fibrosis really hit close to home to us,” says Sarah. “When you have two babies born at the same time, one with CF and one without, you can really see the difference in lifestyles. We decided to do something to help. It’s one of those things that you can’t look at someone and see … it’s kind of invisible. It’s not slowing her down at all.”
The Team Norah Hotdog/Bake Sale Extravaganza is a family-friendly event with a large selection of baked goods, which are locally made, on offer. Sarah will be working the barbecue, cooking up some hotdogs, Cute Cakes will donate some goodies. There will also be a silent auction.
Richard Schleich will be volunteering (?) for the dunk tank. MP Make-up Artistry will be there to do face-painting by donation. Costumes for a Cause will also be there and hopefully they will be bringing Rubble and Skye from Paw Patrol … always a favourite.
So mark July 29 on your calendar and head down to Hub City Volkswagen for some baked goods, a hotdog, and all kinds of fund … all to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
If you’re busy that day, however, you can still donate to cystic fibrosis.
The Prince George Recycling and Return-It Centre will be donating all the proceeds from its charity bins from now until the end of July to cystic fibrosis.
“The best way to support cystic fibrosis is go around town and fill the bins with your bottles and cans and we will process them all and get the proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Canada,” says PG Recycling and Return-it Centre manager Ken Ziemer.
There are two bins at the PG Recycling and Return-It Centre location on Petersen Road, Canadian Tire, SPCA, and behind Spruceland.