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2016 Progressive Euchre Tournament

Press Release

Contact: Andrea Abbott-Kokosin
Phone: (705) 445-1543, Ext.*300
November 7, 2016
Second Annual Euchre Tournament Raises $986.42 for Breaking Down Barriers!
Collingwood - On Friday November 4, 2016 Breaking Down Barriers held a progressive euchre tournament to raise funds for the organization.
44 individuals sat down at 7:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Collingwood. The progressive format is popular because after every round partners rotate. Alternating partners provided participants with an opportunity to make new friends, or reunite with old pals. There were door prizes, a 50/50 draw and snacks. The tournament wrapped up at 11:30 pm.
“The board, staff and consumers from Breaking Down Barriers would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers and participants that came out in support of BDB's annual fundraising Euchre tournament. Without community support BDB would not be able to meet the needs of our consumers and their goals to live independently, integrated and as contributing members of the community. We had great numbers come out this year, and we can't wait to see this event grow even more next year!" said Valerie Dickson, Board Chair.
The tournament winner was Troy VanderKooi, in second place was Brenda Armstrong and in third place was Tom Mayes. The “skunk” award for the lowest score was presented to Marlene Ironside. The 50/50 draw winner was Prity Driedger who kindly donated her winnings back to Breaking Down Barriers.
Breaking Down Barriers extends a big thank you to Rogers TV, Subway, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, Catherine Thompson from 97.7 The Beach, Jim Ironside, Jacqueline Noble and Heather Draper for their in-kind donations to this event. Thank you also to Maria Borges and Charles Barnes for your financial support of this event. We also thank the staff and volunteers for their gift of time to plan and implement this event. Finally, we thank all the participants for coming out to show their support of adults with disabilities.
Founded in 1985, BDB provides supports, services and programs to enhance the opportunity for people with diverse disabilities to live independently in the communities of South Georgian Bay. Programs include Peer Support, Independent Living Skills,  Information and Referral, Self-Managed Attendant Care, the Community Companion Program and the Thumbs Up Access and Awareness Services.
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2015 Progressive Euchre Tournamant

Our Progressive Euchre Tournament took place on Friday November 6th, 2015

The Second Annual Progressive Euchre Tournament was a great sucess. We had 44 participants this year and fun was had by all.
Here are some photos from the event. 
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