Sunshine Float for Dreams
With today’s event-goers calling for more adventurous and creative experiences to participate in, Sunshine saw an opportunity to create a unique event that would bring together various communities in a highly engaging and fully accessible way. On June 24th, we launched the first Annual Sunshine Float for Dreams – a one-of-a-kind team-based fundraising adventure that saw hundreds of participants float a 5.5km route down the Grand River in Brantford, ON. Encountering team challenges along their route, fundraisers spent the day soaking up the sun, building relationships with co-workers and spending quality time with family and friends. Teams “battled it out” in the on-water challenges, competing to win the Team Challenge Award, and showcasing their heartfelt enthusiasm for the chance to win the Team Spirit Award.
As a true community event, Sunshine Float for Dreams empowered almost 300 fundraisers to come together to raise $83,131 to support our Sunshine Dream Programs. Volunteers from across the region lent support to the day, including vital safety and security roles by numerous County of Brant Fire Fighters, OPP Auxiliary and EMS Officers. Team Challenge presenting sponsor BDO Canada LLP provided over 50 enthusiastic volunteers to help execute the event, hosted many team fundraisers and showed lots of team spirit on the river.
The success of the day and the fun that was had by all was made possible by the outstanding support of all of the volunteers and generous donors and sponsors BDO Canada LLP, VersaBank, GoodLife Fitness, S.G. Cunningham Limited, Waterloo Innovation Network, RBC Wealth Management, M&T Printing Group, Bell City Brewing Co., Datto Canada Enterprises Inc., Presidium Equipment, Culliton Inc., and our media supporters The Expositor, AM 570 News, 96.7 CHYM, 106.7 Country, BX93, News Talk 1290 CJBK, and 106.9 the X. A special thank you to Fanshawe College’s Television Broadcasting program for providing the video crew to document the day.
Sunshine is planning for more boatloads of fun with the 2nd Annual Sunshine Float for Dreams, taking place on Saturday, June 17th. Visit www.floatfordreams.ca for more information and to register your team!
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