Making a splash for charity

Curling Club event benefits Kimz Angels, Paralympic team

Kim Snow of Kimz Angels and paramedic Vince Ford, who has been an active supporter of  her efforts, are shown at an event.

Kim Snow of Kimz Angels and paramedic Vince Ford, who has been an active supporter of her efforts, are shown at an event.

Move over ice bucket challenge — the Langley Curling Centre has a much wetter competition for people to try out for two great causes.

With proceeds being split between Langley’s Kimz Angels and Paralympics Curling, people can be sprayed down while friendly Langley firefighters stand by at a fundraiser put on by the Langley Curling Club at George Preston Centre on Saturday, Nov. 1.

“I got the idea from how popular the ALS ice bucket challenge was this summer,” said Langley Curling Club manager Nigel Easton.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Langley Township fire department will be outside the curling club at George Preston Recreation Centre.

Along with this, the club will be offering hot dogs, chips, pop, hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate all for a small donation of $10.

“Also we will be providing a chance for everyone to try throwing a curling rock on our club ice as long as you are five years and older,” he said.

Team Tardi, an award-winning club, is donating its time to show people how to throw a rock — a harder thing to do than many probably think.

Since it is the day after Halloween they are offering three prizes of $50, $30 and $20 for the best Halloween costume, along with a candy bag for all costumed participants.

The club has a lofty goal of trying to raise $10,000.

“We are asking each member of the Langley Curling Centre to donate $10 to this worthy cause,” he said.

With 800 members, the potential is $8,000 from them alone. But if members of the public want to get hosed down or throw a rock — their donations will help too.

Kim Snow, of Kimz Angels, was touched and thrilled they would choose her charity.

“Together we can all make a difference,” said Snow.

Kimz Angels is a grassroots operation that cares for the needs of Langley’s disadvantaged, including single moms, elderly shut-ins, homeless and down and out by feeding them, bringing them furniture when needed and helping to find housing.

Any contribution of $50 or more is eligible for a tax receipt. If you can’t attend the event, you can still give at the curling club office or to any one of the team players or Kimz Angels.

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