Five Counties Children’s Centre Winterfest was a virtual success

By Lindsay Advocate

Child crafting a heart

From February 12-15 Five Counties Children’s Centre celebrated Family Day weekend virtually with their signature Winterfest event.

Winterfest 2021 offered craft demos, musical entertainment, contests, kids’ activities and other family fun to over 800 families who participated in the event.

In total the event raised $24,561 for the organization to continue supporting children and families. 

Canadian Tire stores in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg, Campbellford and Fenelon Falls joined forces as lead sponsor of the event.

“Five Counties Children’s Centre is a part of all of our area’s Canadian Tire communities,” said Canadian Tire store owner Ralph Moulton. “We felt it was important that we come together to support our kids and hope you will join us.”

Many local businesses, groups and individuals donated items for the online auction portion of the event which raised $3,695 for the more than 4,000 kids who receive treatment from Five Counties Children’s Centre each year. 

“Our Winterfest event is all about kids and their families as is Five Counties Children’s Centre,” said CEO Scott Pepin. “The Centre continues to be an essential service in lockdown. Your support helps ensure that although Winterfest isn’t an in-person event this year, it will still bring us together to support the kids who rely on our staff now and in future.”

Five Counties Children’s Centre thanks everyone who participated in the event, and their team looks forward to seeing everyone next year.

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