PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

June 16, 2009

Fundraiser for cystic fibrosis…

Filed under: Recreation, Health and Fitness — Jocko @ 11:55 am

Submitted by Tracy Hodgins:


Hopefully most Penderites now know that Jan Letts – co-owner The Stand, every year raises money for cystic fibrosis (C.F) in memory of a former employee Naomi Wilde.

This will be her 6th year.

Jan and friends will swim in the ocean – from Mortimer Spit to Hamilton Beach/Browning Pub beach. We had around 10 swimmers last year including 4  children aged 10/13yrs.

It is approx 2 nautical miles and YES IT IS FREEZING.  However it is also a fabulously exhilarating experience – average person takes around 40-50 mins – everyone comes in under the hour.  Jan is like a fish and takes only 32 mins!!

We have safety boats – so no reason why anybody can’t join in this worthy cause.

27th June – Poets Cove.  There will be a silent auction – lots of business’s have donated gifts for this event – but it will only be good if people come and take part in the fundraising. So please let as many people know as possible,  Jan and friends will be training in the pool that day too.

Last years total raised was over $12,000 – an amazing achievement – please come and support us.

Thank you


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