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TOONIES FOR TOM 2022 Extract  from Media Release by Tony Sheard
What’s TOONIES for TOM?
The Rotary Club of Southampton is helping to raise funds for the CT Scanner, ‘Bring Tom to Town’ Campaign for our Hospital at a fun and inclusive event called TOONIES for TOM.
Most people can spare a Toonie for a good cause especially when it benefits everyone in our community. It specifically gives children and young adults the opportunity to participate.
About the Event on Sunday, June 12th, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm.
The community will be asked to collect toonies in the hope, we can collect enough that if we laid them in a line it would go from the Southampton Flag to the Hospital.
The first 150 people to bring 10 Toonies or more or a donation of $20 or more on the day will receive a commemorative TOONIES for TOM limited edition tote bag courtesy of Hill’s Insurance.
High Street, Southampton, which will be closed to traffic from Albert Street (Hwy 21) to Grosvenor Street from 9 am to 4 pm. We ask you to please remove your vehicle (if applicable) before 9 am.
The Fun Activities
  • Toonie Toss for children (and Adults too!) Bring toonies and receive prizes*
  • Live musical entertainment courtesy of Bruce Power
  • Student Colouring and Art competitions, courtesy of the Southampton Arts and Brannan Wealth Management
  • School Challenge – prizes for all schools that participate
  • Free popcorn*
  • Emergency vehicle “Touch a Truck” display and more....
  • Eat, drink and shop in a safe traffic free zone
  • The Town will also be providing a bicycle valet.
       (*while stocks last)
The inspiration for this fundraiser came from the late Marnie Cammidge who at the age of 11 organized laying dimes on High Street to raise funds for a hospital in Southampton. The ceremonial Toonie Toss will be at 11am where the Co-Chair of the Campaign, James Scongack, with introduce Marnie’s daughter Kate to toss the first toonie.
Southampton Rotary looks forward to welcoming everyone to this community event come rain or shine.
100 Collecting Tubs courtesy of Chapman's Ice Cream were also put in local businesses.
The total proceeds from the tubs, the street event, the school challenge, and a Canada Day Popcorn stall took the net proceeds to $20,002. The picture shows a photo op outside the Town Hall where the funds were handed over to the Hospital Foundation.