Message from our Fundraising Coordinator

This season has definitely been a different start compared to past years, but now that we are in the pool, I am sure that things will start to balance out and feel a little bit more normal soon.
This weekend would have been our annual TAG day and kick off to our fundraising, but as mentioned before the safety of our swimmers and community at this uncertain time is very important to us.   Many of the return to swim requirements necessitate extra fees to the club.   In light of these changes, we will be focusing a little more on some fundraising this year.
The bottle drive held earlier this year has brought in almost $1000.  Start saving your empties again, we will hold another drive after your Christmas and New Year celebrations.  (Date to be announced.)
Last week I sent out requests to join in our Fundscrip fundraiser, thank you to those families that have signed up and made purchases already!  This fundraiser will run all year long.   I encourage you to share with your family and friends.  Consider purchasing your grocery or gas cards in advance of the month.  Buying gift cards for Christmas gifts?  Do you know of a business that gives out gift cards to their staff?  Ask them to sign up through Fundscrip.  The cost is no different, but the benefit comes to the club.  If you require assistance or the unique code for the Channel Cats, please let me know.
Announcing the Christmas Fundraising Trifecta!! 
Over the next couple of weeks watch your email for information on “The Big Box of Cards“, “Bradford Greenhouses Poinsettias” and “All Star Coffee“.  These 3 fundraisers will be happening in November with a common pick up date in Early December (December 3).  Watch your emails for updates and confirmation.  There is something for everyone in these fundraisers, support the ones you want and a % of the profits will be credited to your family account.  Prizes will be given to the top seller of each fundraiser.
One last fundraiser, this one is an open fundraiser.  Orders can be placed monthly.  In the past we have offered Bedsheets as a fundraiser.  Past participants often ask for additional options to purchase these sheets because they like them so much, so I am going to offer this ongoing, each month.  Orders are due on the 15th of each month with delivery between the 1st and 5th of the next month  (e.g. Nov 15 for Dec 1st-5th).  I have attached the form to this email for your reference.  Please contact me directly if you wish to place an order.
Well that’s all for now.  Watch your inbox for more details to come.
Lorna Denne

Channel Cats Fundraising

Updated Tag Day Info

Click here: http://www.orilliachannelcats.ca/event/annual-tag-day-fundraiser/ for updated info about Tag Day that was sent to your email inboxes.

NORTH COUNTRY MEAT FALL FUNDRAISER 2016

Fall Fundraiser

 

We have decided to team up once again with North Country Meats (formely MacGregors Meats) for a fall fundraiser.

 

The fundraiser will run for the month of October and Orders are due no later than October 20, 2016.

 

Orders and payment can be dropped off in the Cats Box at the YMCA Counter. Please label envelope North Country Meat Fundraiser

 

Cash or cheque is accepted and please make cheques payable to Orillia Channel Cats.

 

Order pick up will be Friday October 28, 2016 at the upper parking lot of the Orillia YMCA at 7pm.

 

Thank you

Toby-Ann Rainville

Channel cats Fundraising Director

channelcatfundraising@gmail.com

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12 Hour Relay a Success!

Thank you to those swimmers, parents and family friends who supported our Annual 12 Hour Relay.

Our swimmers swam 60,000 meters over the 12 hours.       We are waiting for official tally on amount of money we are donating to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.     Stay tuned.

We appreciate your efforts and are thankful to those of you who gave back to our YMCA.

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Results over the years:

2013: 53, 850

2014: 56,100

2015: 59,225

2016: 60,000 

We need more swimmers for 12 hour relay Saturday

Hello all members.    I have received very little response for our annual 12 hour relay.       We understand some of you might be away etc but if you are around we would really appreciate your support.
This is a fundraiser I started a few years ago, and it has always been one geared towards the swimmers.     They come in swim relay style for their time slot and have fun at the same time.     We have prizes to hand out during the day as well.
 This year the board thought it would be a nice gesture to donate the funds raised to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.       A chance for the swimmers to give back to the community.
All you need to do is raise a minimum of 10.00 per swimmer and bring to the pool on Saturday.       Last year we swam a total of 59, 225 meters in 12 hours and I would like us to beat that.       So far the numbers per group look like this:
Kittens: 0
Jr Novice: 3
Sr Novice: 2
Bronze: 4
Silver: 9
Gold: 4
As you can see we need more people to make this a success.
Please email Coach Mere if your swimmer(s) will participate.     Thank you to those who have already sent in their reply form.
Much appreciated.

NORTH COUNTRY MEAT SPRING FUNDRAISER!!

We have decided to team up once again with North Country Meats (formely MacGregors Meats) for a spring fundraiser. The fundraiser will run for the month of April and Orders are due no later than May 2, 2016. Orders and payment can be dropped off in the Cats Box at the YMCA Counter. Cash or cheque is accepted and please make cheques payable to Orillia Channel Cats. Order pick up will be Wednesday May 11th, 2016 at the upper parking lot of the Orillia YMCA at 6:45pm. Perfect time to get the BBQ up and running for May Long Weekend!

The order forms can be downloaded and printed off from here or there are a few already printed off by the cats board at the YMCA

Toby-Ann Rainville Channel cats Fundraising Director channelcatfundraising@gmail.com

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North Country Meat (McGregor Meats) Fall Fundraiser

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Fall Fundraiser

We have decided to team up once again with North Country Meats (formely MacGregors Meats) for a Fall fundraiser.  You will have 4 weeks to collect orders.

Orders are due no later than October 16th 2015.

 

Orders and payment can be dropped off in the Cats Box at the YMCA Counter.

 

Cash or cheque is accepted and please make

cheques payable to Orillia Channel Cats.

 

Order pick up will be Saturday October 24th , 2015 at the upper parking lot of the Orillia YMCA at 11:00am.

This is same weekend as Tag Day!

 

Remember you will earn 25% of your proceeds into your family account!

Any questions please email me

Toby-Ann Rainville

Channel Cats Fundraising Director

channelcatfundraising@gmail.com

2015-2016 Sponsor Drive

This year we are asking all swim families to find sponsors. For every sponsor you get, you will receive a $100 credit into your family account which can be used towards swim meets or other swim expenses other than registration.

I have attached the 2015-2016 Sponsor Drive Letter for you to print off.  Please email channelcatsponsorship@gmail.com with the names of the business you are approaching to sponsor. All sponsorship information and payment needs to be handed into me no later than August 28th, 2015 so we can start our sponsorship commitments at the beginning of the swim season.

all questions regarding sponsorship can be sent to channelcatsponsorship@gmail.com

Thank you and have a great summer

Toby-Ann Rainville

Orillia Channel Cats Fundraising Director.

 

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