Curling for a cause

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Terri Lewis is hoping two hot ticket items will help raise more money for the palliative care unit than the goal that's been set by herself, her friends and her family.

Lewis is putting together the second annual Curling Fun Night in Memory of Tim LeFurgey, her brother, and has some NHL memorabilia going up on the blocks.

"In memory of Yvonne Elliott, Sam Elliott donated a framed Sidney Crosby picture that Sidney had signed, that also has Sidney's Timbits card," said Lewis, noting the framed piece would be raffled off during the Feb. 12 event.

"And we have a Jakub Voracek Columbus Blue Jackets jersey signed by the entire team going in the auction, donated by Jodey Lynn Wood."

Between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. Feb. 12, more than a dozen teams will take to the ice surface at the Amherst Curling Club. All the proceeds from the event will go to the palliative care unit at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

During the event, other items, such as paintings, hooked rugs and gift certificates, will be auctioned off. Any spectators can try their luck with the 50/50 draw as well.

The event is $10 for both curling and food (chili or chowder), or $5 just to eat.

Nelson Purdy and Rob Doiron will be providing entertainment throughout the evening.

"We raised $3,333 last year, and our goal for this year is $3,500," said Lewis.

There are still spots available out of the 16 places for the event, and anyone wishing to curl or looking for more information can contact Lewis at 669-1585.

Organizations: NHL, Jakub Voracek Columbus Blue Jackets, Amherst Curling Club Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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  • Sarah
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    I am proud of Terri and all of Tim's friends for organizing this event. He would be smiling knowing of all the time and effort put into raising money for the palliative Care Unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, which made such an impact on his life. I can't wait to share the evening with everyone at the event. Way to go, terri!