The Boreal Discovery Centre (BDC) was blessed with spectacular weather for their inaugural Walk, Bike and Run for the Boreal event, which began and ended at their headquarters on UCN Drive June 8.
The 35 to 40 people who took part in this fundraising run started at whichever of the two-kilometre, five-kilometre and 10-kilometre routes they had opted for over the course of an hour.
BDC vice-chairperson Penny Byer said registration fees, draws and concession sales raised more than $2,000.
However, BDC’s total haul from this event will be a little over $4,000, since Vale Manitoba Operations is matching every dollar donated to this organization between June and September.
The money will go towards building an improved accessibility ramp for the front of their building.
While the board has other fundraisers planned for the summer, Byer said the Walk, Bike and Run for the Boreal was a good way to start generating money for the many BDC renovation projectsthat are currently in the works.
“It was so nice to see the number of people who came out to support it, from both a volunteer level and a participant level,” she said. “We’ve got a lot we need to accomplish here to make it a facility that people are proud of, but we’re getting there.”
The BDC’s next big fundraiser is a Bud, Spud and Steak dinner at Trapper’s Tavern June 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out more information about this event by sending a message to BDC staff via their Facebook page.