National Bank and West Island Community Shares team up for ‘Corn Roast Day’
© Chronicle photo Keith McAuliffe
The National Bank, rock group Play 4 Keeps, and WICS are hoping ‘Corn Roast Day’ is successful in raising funds for local charities.
What’s better than eating a juicy, corn-on-the-cob on a hot summer day?
Eating the summer delight and donating to a good cause, according to Caroline Tison, executive director of West Island Community Shares (WICS).
On August 23, both the National Bank and WICS will team up for a fun-filled, ‘Corn Roast Day,’ from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the mayor’s garden in back of the Dollard des Ormeaux Civic Centre.
“It’s a family day. There are things for kids and for adults,” said Tison. “There’s stuff for everyone. And, 100 per cent of the proceeds go to Community Shares. It’s a nice way to kick-off the weekend and a great end to the summer.”
The day’s activities will include animations, Stella Luna the clown, and musical guest, Play 4 Keeps.
Jean Lafleur and two other employees of the National Bank office in Vaudreuil, which reports to the main outlet in St. Laurent, came up with the idea of “combining business with a good cause” in June.
“We’ve always done something with Community Shares,” said Lafleur. “We’ve been a significant contributor over the years.”
“I think they’re fantastic. They’re definitely worth supporting.”
Since 1998, 100 per cent of funds raised by WICS go to local charities in need, in large part due to corporate sponsorships which help cover the organization’s costs of operations. Moreover, WICS has distributed over $7.4 million to local charities.
For more information regarding WICS or the corn roast, visit www.communityshares.ca