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Community spotlight: Wear green for Shamrock Shuffle and raise green for The Inn
St. Thomas, ON, Canada / 94.1 St.ThomasToday.ca
Jan 4, 2023 | 2:41 PM
After a two-year halt in the proceedings, the Shamrock Shuffle gets to celebrate its 10th edition.
This year’s fundraiser is slated for March 18, operating out of Central United Church.
Denise House, an event organizer, tells myFM where individuals and teams will participate in the walks and run.
The event is for runners, walkers and families of all ages and abilities. Proceeds are earmarked for The Inn, the city’s emergency shelter.
House tells myFM the registration process will begin shortly at http://raceroster.com
There will be a two and five-km walk options as well as a five-km run that all begin and end at Central United Church.
It’s one of the more colourful fundraisers in St. Thomas.
House says green is the in colour that day.
Registration for the two-km walk is $30.
Both the five-km walk and run are $30 prior to Feb. 15, after that, registration is $50.
Written by Ian McCallum
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Nov 03, 2022
A calendar for a cause
It’s a pinup calendar for a cause – a very good cause in our town, indeed.
Donning their 1950s finery, 12 volunteer models – men and women because, after all, this is 2022 – smiled their way through a photo shoot at the Elgin County Railway Museum and other locations for a 2023 calendar that will support Inn out of the Cold.
The Inn and the shoot also will be featured in an episode of a new Bell Fibe TV series.
“We can’t wait to see the final results in print and on the TV show,” enthuses Janice Fisher, a member of the Inn board.
But the suspense is not for long. The calendar is to be available Nov. 19 at the Horton Christmas Market (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), as well as from Inn board members and the models, themselves.
Those dozen community-minded sports: Darren Connolly, Gregory Dennis, Raymund Fangrad, Genevieve Fisher, Craig Geerlinks, Paul Jenkins, Grayden Laing, Tara McCaulley, Paul Nicli, Joe Preston, Sarah VanPelt and Karen Vecchio.
The calendar came about following local notice of a TV news bit featuring Marcie Riegling and the Blyth, Ont., resident’s Calendars for a Cause charity pin-up calendars.
Marcie, who goes by Miss Marcie Canada’s Pin-Up Girl, has produced eight charity calendars in the past six years.
Although she’s a retro enthusiast, she says hers aren’t your parents’ pin-up models.
“I want to change the stigma of that word,” she blogs.
In history, pin-ups depicted idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman, she says. “I want to change this, so when people see pin-up, they think about women and men who have overcome issues within society, themselves, and the world.”