Santa Shuffle to bring in dollars for Salvation Army
Pictured, last year’s Santa Shuffle brought in over $5,000 for the Salvation Army. (Supplied by Laura Valcour)
The second annual Santa Shuffle is coming up. The event is set for December 7 at the Ferguson Forest Centre, starting at 10:00am. People can register for the 5km fun run/walk, or 1km elf run, online. All proceeds go to the Kemptville Salvation Army.
Race Director Laura Valcour says 131 participants took part last year and raised over $5,000.
Valcour explained the goal is to top that amount. She says over 120 people have already registered, including the Kemptville 73’s hockey team. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for kids and $90 for a family of six. Valcour noted people can collect pledges and anyone who raises over $50 will get a free shirt.
She says people are encouraged to dress up in festive gear. Valcour says the hope is to draw a big crowd to help vulnerable people in the community.
She noted the event wouldn’t be possible without support from local businesses.
For more information, or for help registering, contact Valcour directly by calling 613-277-4679.