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No Red Shoe walk this year


There won’t be a Red Shoe Walk in Port aux Basques this year.

Lavina Cross-Morris, executive director for the Gateway Status of Women’s Centre, took the lead in organizing the second fundraising walk for the town since 2012.
The first walk raised more than $7,000 for Ronald McDonald House in St. John’s.
Cross-Morris said the Women’s Council decided to lead the event since Ronald McDonald House is important to people in Port aux Basques and area.
Following a public meeting in June, which encouraged volunteers for the event, insufficient interest was shown.
The meeting only saw five people show up, said Cross-Morris.
“With so many different events happening throughout the summer we didn’t feel that so little people could organize such a big event in such a short period of time,” she said.
The Gateway Status of Women’s Council will revisit the idea in the fall and look into longer-term planning for a walk next year.
Christine Morgan, manager, development and communications for Ronald McDonald House, said she will continue to work with community organizations in the search for volunteers.
Morgan said the time commitment issue was understandable and she looks forward to revisiting the idea of hosting a walk in Port aux Basques in the future.

chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

Lavina Cross-Morris, executive director for the Gateway Status of Women’s Centre, took the lead in organizing the second fundraising walk for the town since 2012.
The first walk raised more than $7,000 for Ronald McDonald House in St. John’s.
Cross-Morris said the Women’s Council decided to lead the event since Ronald McDonald House is important to people in Port aux Basques and area.
Following a public meeting in June, which encouraged volunteers for the event, insufficient interest was shown.
The meeting only saw five people show up, said Cross-Morris.
“With so many different events happening throughout the summer we didn’t feel that so little people could organize such a big event in such a short period of time,” she said.
The Gateway Status of Women’s Council will revisit the idea in the fall and look into longer-term planning for a walk next year.
Christine Morgan, manager, development and communications for Ronald McDonald House, said she will continue to work with community organizations in the search for volunteers.
Morgan said the time commitment issue was understandable and she looks forward to revisiting the idea of hosting a walk in Port aux Basques in the future.

chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

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