For the past two years, the Lily Pad Cruisers have donated funds to support palliative care in Selkirk, to help provide comfort and quality of life for individuals and families facing life-limiting illness. This year, they are donating $1,000 to the cause. The club has donated to a variety of local organizations including the Selkirk food bank, soup kitchens, and the MS Society.
Dale Hiscock from the Lily Pad Cruisers says the club is growing and enjoys donating to palliative care.
“The club benefits members in the comradery which keeps the club growing and strong. We hope to continue to support Selkirk Palliative Care as well as other causes in the area,” says Hiscock.
The Lily Pad Cruisers established their car club in Petersfield in 2000. It started with seven members and grew to more than 80 very quickly. Members meet throughout the summer and their annual car show on the second Saturday each July in Petersfield attracts more than 130 cars. The public is always welcome to stop by and admire the vehicles.
Executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation Pamela McCallum acknowledges the group’s work and is grateful for their generosity.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the Lily Pad Cruisers’ ongoing support to our palliative care program – we are so grateful to be able to work with this fantastic community group,” says McCallum.
Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit www.iehf.ca or contact Pamela McCallum, executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation at (204) 785-7044.
Photo L-R: From the Lily Pad Cruisers Marcel Lemire and Dale Hiscock.