John Epstein (second from right), owner of East Side Mario’s in Orillia, along with office manager Rose Hurtubise (far left), presented representatives of the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village with a cheque for more than $1,500 in proceeds from a recent fundraising event. The interactive village travels to area schools, where children learn how to live…Details
The Kiwanis Club of Orillia kicked off March with a special presentation by Glenn McCurdy, chair of the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village (KCSV), and founding committee member Sandy Cobbe. The KCSV is a favourite project of the local Kiwanis club — it has been shown to save lives through teaching children how to live and…Details
Adam Robitaille, manager of Orillia’s Walmart store, donates a cheque for $1,000 to the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village. On the receiving end are retired OPP constable Gerry Dwyer and Kiwanis Club of Orillia president Stephanie Worthington. The funds will go to support the interactive village, which travels to area schools where children learn how to live and…Details
CAMPBELL RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE AND THE OSCAR FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF KIDS’ SAFETY IN THE COMMUNITY
An unsuspecting Paul Campbell was caught off guard at Orillia Public Library when former colleagues and students honoured him with an award at a surprise gathering. “I thought I was coming to help move around furniture,” joked Campbell, who retired as principal of the Monsignor Lee School in summer this year, in his thank you…Details
Past Kiwanis president James Maxwell, retired OPP officer Gerry Dwyer, and Sandy Cobbe KCSV school coordinator accept a $2,500 cheque donation from the Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group’s C.A.R.E. program (Create A Ripple Effect).
On the surface, it looks like any other pen…but it’s a whole lot more than that. Yank down on the slender metallic tag protruding from its underside and the simple writing tool reveals a colourful paper scroll imprinted with contact information for agencies serving youth in crisis. “It’s easy access,” said Gerry Dwyer, a retired…Details
Five years without a serious breakdown could be considered good for an average car, never mind a miniature, battery-operated one that’s had thousands of tiny drivers hopping in and out of it. And to ensure those tiny drivers stay safe while they’re cruising the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village, Mike Davenport, of Davenport Subaru, donated $2,000…Details
1A miniature mobile village has proven to be a valuable tool to educate local elementary school students about safety, but officials behind the venture say funds and donations are needed to enhance the project. The Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village, launched in 2009 in Orillia, is an interactive experience whereby children can obtain hands-on training to…Details
Ron, Carolyn, and Cara Harris donated $12,000 to the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village, an interactive education program on wheels, Friday. The donation, which will be provided over three years, will pay for a new rubber mat. The old one is worn after seeing the feet of about 15,000 children since its 2009 launch. Orillia OPP…Details
Gerry Dwyer and Glenn McCurdy of the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village accept a $750 grant from the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area, on May 29, 2015. The awards ceremony was held at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, 30 Peter St. South (Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building).