Something a little different!
For many years Scotia Bank has sponsored the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, a half marathon and 5 km walk for a selection of charities.
Non-profit organizations such as ROCA can apply to be a registered charity. If successful, members and non-members of ROCA can register to participate in either the marathon or walk and designate all money raised to go to ROCA. Here's the link: http://www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/svhmCHARITY.htm#Raise
It's so easy!! All you have to do is register and you will be directed to an online fundraising program, which will direct you on how to set up your own personal fundraising page. You will need to send out solicitation emails to EVERYBODY you know, but after that everything is taken care of by the program. Family members and friends can also participate with you to support you and ROCA. Every penny raised goes to the selected charity.
Before ROCA tries to register as a charity we need to know if you would be interested in participating in this event. This year it will be on Sunday, June 25th.
On Tuesday, there will be sign up sheets at each rehearsal. You will NOT be committing yourself, but if you think this is something you would seriously consider participating in please add your name to the sheet. This will give us an indication of whether or not to go ahead with our application to become a designated charity.