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Kap Gives Back presents cheques to various organizations

By Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times

The funds raised from this year's annual Kap Gives Back/Year End Classic event were distributed on May 5. Pictured from left are Sean Reid representing the  Kap Nordic Ski Club, Art Boulianne for Animal Rescue Kapuskasing (ARK), Janet Shedden representing the Kapuskasing Music Festival, 
Event organizer Colleen Boucher also representing ARK, event organizer Claude Boucher representing  ARK and the event, Georgette and Gilbert Trudeau representing the Special Olympics, and Rick Bartlett for the Kapuskasing Food Bank. TIMES PHOTO/Kyle Lincez

The funds raised from this year's annual Kap Gives Back/Year End Classic event were distributed on May 5. Pictured from left are Sean Reid representing the Kap Nordic Ski Club, Art Boulianne for Animal Rescue Kapuskasing (ARK), Janet Shedden representing the Kapuskasing Music Festival, Event organizer Colleen Boucher also representing ARK, event organizer Claude Boucher representing ARK and the event, Georgette and Gilbert Trudeau representing the Special Olympics, and Rick Bartlett for the Kapuskasing Food Bank. TIMES PHOTO/Kyle Lincez

 With over $36,000 raised from this year's Kap Gives Back/Year End Classic fundraising event, the funds have now been donated to the five organizations who helped take part. 

 

Event organizer Claude Boucher said that the three main organizations – Animal Rescue Kapuskasing (ARK), the Kap Nordic Ski Club, and the Kapuskasing Food Bank each received $11,000, while the Special Olympics and the Kapuskasing Music Festival both received $1,500. 
 
“We're a non-profit organization, and the athletes need us,” Trudeau said. “We have two going to Nova Scotia in July for the Nationals, and we had 20 who just went to Timmins for bowling, as well as seven in Hearst for swimming.” “I'd like to say thank you to Claude and Colleen for the outstanding job that they did,” said Food Bank representative Rick Bartlett, “For their unselfishness and for how much they've reached out and touched a lot of organizations in the community who need the money. I think their accomplishments and tremendous and I want to say kudos to the both of them for sure.” 
 
Representatives for the Special Olympics Georgette and Gilbert Trudeau said that the money will help them provide assistance for their athletes.
 
“We're a non-profit organization, and the athletes need us,” Trudeau said. “We have two going to Nova Scotia in July for the Nationals, and we had 20 who just went to Timmins for bowling, as well as seven in Hearst for swimming.”
 
“I'd like to say thank you to Claude and Colleen for the outstanding job that they did,” said Food Bank representative Rick Bartlett, “For their unselfishness and for how much they've reached out and touched a lot of organizations in the community who need the money. I think their accomplishments and tremendous and I want to say kudos to the both of them for sure.”