The Pointe-Claire Swim Club raises $5,000 to support a teammate
Raising money to support a diver
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is proud to congratulate the members of the Pointe-Claire Swim Club, who rallied together in collaboration with the Cedar Park Heights Association and dedicated their annual Red, White and Blue competition to Zoë Morinville, a talented 12-year-old teammate who was diagnosed with leukemia in early June.
“This event shows the great solidarity among the Swim Club members, as well as within the community. This is a wonderful example of empathy for us all,” notes Mayor Trudeau.
Coaches also got involved by participating in a silent auction where athletes at the Club could push them into the water, throw a pie in their face or shave their head. Many parents also volunteered for a sandwich and bake sale.
All of these activities took place at the Cedar Pool on June 11 and raised a total of $5,000 which will be given to Zoë’s family, who will donate the money to a charity of their choice. This wave of generosity also reached the Beaconsfield Swim Club, whose athletes raised an additional $475 for the cause.
“The community has rallied to bring comfort and support to Zoë’s family. I would like to pay tribute the efforts and commitment of all those who participated in this event. I encourage residents to continue to act with goodwill and dedication, values that make our community stronger. Our entire community is cheering for Zoë and her family,” states the mayor in conclusion.
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