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Numbers in: MudRun proves a financial success

Written by:  M. A. Nyquist, Dauphin Herald Staff

 

The numbers are in and the Manitoba MudRun raised an astounding $76,000 for the community.

Organizer Kevin Steinbachs said final tallies show the recent event at Selo Ukraina raised over $42,000 for the Parkland Chapter of the MS Society of Canada and $30,000 for the Rotary Club of Dauphin.

An additional $4,000 was raised, to be divided among several service groups, for managing parking, the drop bag area and bartending.

Steinbachs was pleased to ensure an addition of $42,000 to the Parkland Chapter's budget.

"I think it takes a lot of pressure off their bike ride (RONA MS Bike Tour - Riding Mountain Challenge)," he said, explaining the local chapter of the MS Society builds its annual budget after the bike tour.

Robin Searle, manager of the Parkland chapter, was pleased much of the funds raised for the MS Society were from outreach communities, such as Flin Flon and The Pas.

And learning stories from people participating in the MudRun for the MS Society, was new for Steinbachs.

"People running because they know someone with MS," he explained.

"And then all the other stories about people whose lives have changed because they started training for this.  Changing their sedentary, overweight lifestyle to eating better and exercising."

The Parkland Chapter fo the MS Society will be involved in the MudRun next year, Steinbachs said, as the two groups formed a two-year agreement.

Organizers chose the MS Society, he admitted, because Searle had a lot of experience with organizing a well-planned event for a large group of people.

"So that we had someone to help guide us through the little things you forget when you are dealing with lots of people," Steinbachs added.

The addition of $30,000 to the local Rotary Club's coffers doubles the service group's annual fund-raising revenue, Steinbachs pointed out, as the majority of Rotary fund-raising is generated from the annual Lobsterfest, book sales and Countryfest.

The extra funds gives the club the opportunity to support a big project in the community, he said.

"We're just deciding where the money is going, but it will all be designated for local projects," Steinbachs said, adding the group is considering recreation and leisure projects, to mirror how the money was raised.

Steinbachs anticipates a larger event next year, targetting 1,200 participants, compared to just over 600 this year.

He appreciated support from the community, with many businesses and groups eager to support the MudRun, though they may not have been familiar with the concept of the event.

"A lot of people just liked the idea of doing something to bring people to the area, doing something to get people active.  And some people just like the fact that we were using the Selo site for something else," Steinbachs said, adding there were also staunch supporters of the MS Society or Rotary Club.

It is the nature of Dauphinites to support worthy projects, as well, he noted.

"Building our own comminity," Steinbachs affirmed.

Registration online or in person for the 2014 Manitoba MudRun on August 9 opens Feb. 1, 2014.

 

This article was reprinted with permission from The Dauphin Herald, Dauphin, Manitoba.

 

Numbers in: MudRun proves a financial success Rita Dupley 2013-09-06 00:00:00Z
$3,000 Donation to Shelter Box Canada in honour of Rotary District 5550 Governor Rick Hubbs' visit to Dauphin

 

The Rotary club of Dauphin announced today on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 that it was making a three thousand dollar donation to Shelter Box Canada in honour of Rotary District 5550 Governor Rick Hubbs' visit to Dauphin.
 
This donation will be matched by the Government of Canada and will be used to provide quality emergency shelter for families displaced by natural disasters and sectarian violence in Africa.
 
Shelter boxes contain a 10 person, high quality weather resistant tent, a simple stove that will use many different liquid fuels, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery, space age blankets, an axe,  shovel and a saw. All of this in a reusable water proof vinyl container that can easily be stacked on a transport plane or truck and then carried by two people when it arrives at its destination. 
 
In addition to this international donation, the Rotary club was pleased to share with District Governor Hubbs some of the various projects we have supported in this area. These include the recreation complex, Countryfest Community Cinema, Habitat for Humanity, the Vermillion Park walking trail, the new Splash Park and the Skate Park soon to be constructed. These supportive donations help to ensure that the Rotary Club of Dauphin meets Rotary world priorities of healthy living, quality housing, education and peace both at home and around the world.  
 
Additional information about the Rotary Club of Dauphin and our activities can be found on the Club’s website
http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=1022

Shelterbox Canada can be located at www.shelterboxcanada.org

$3,000 Donation to Shelter Box Canada in honour of Rotary District 5550 Governor Rick Hubbs' visit to Dauphin Carissa Caruk-Ganczar 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z
Long-term Exchange Students 2012-2013

The Dauphin Rotary Club is excited to be a part of the Rotary long-term exchange program this coming school year.

We're pleased to announce that Tasha Olekshy will be headed to Brazil soon for her year oversees. Congratulations to Tasha on recently being awarded the Female Athlete of the Year at the DRCSS. 

As part of the program, our Club will be hosting an inbound student this year! Solveig Lande of Norway will be arriving sometime in August.

Just a reminder to Rotarians - please contact Regent to arrange for your check forms.  

Long-term Exchange Students 2012-2013 Carissa Caruk-Ganczar 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z
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