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TO BE HELD JULY 21 TO 24
Proceeds of carnival at Sunrise Shopping Centre
going to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Voisin Developments continues to support the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.
From June 21 to 24, a fundraising carnival will be held at the Sunrise Shopping Centre at the corner of Ottawa Street South and Fischer-Hallman Drive in Kitchener, which is owned by Voisin Developments Limited.
Proceeds from the carnival will go to Women’s Crisis Services which operates the Anselma House women’s shelter on the corner of Heritage Drive and Ottawa Street North.
The shelter opened one year ago and was expected to fulfill the need in Kitchener for many years. However, since its opening, its 45-beds have been consistently full and it only receives provincial funding for 28 beds. This means the shelter is currently running a deficit.
Greg Voisin and his wife Marie made a significant donation to the re-construction of Anselma House last year, and he and his partner Paul Dietrich were members of the building committee.
The carnival at the Sunrise Shopping Centre will run Thursday, June 21 from 3:30 to 10pm, Friday, June 22 from 3:30 to 11pm, Saturday, June 23 from 10am to 11pm and Sunday, June 24 from noon to 10pm.
The carnival will include rides from Homeniuk Rides, as well as games and refreshments.
Greg’s son Steve said the carnival will be located in the Sunrise parking lot between Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
“It’s going to be a great four days,” he said.
On the Thursday, wrist bands will be sold for $20 which will allow those who purchase one to go on all the rides all day for the price of the wrist band.
Steve said there is obviously a “big need” in our community for the services provided by the Women’s Crisis Services.
“Anselma House is already at capacity. It’s important to be able to get women out of difficult situations,” Steve said of their reason for donating the profits from this fundraising to the Women’s Crisis Shelter.