Curl for Cancer event this Friday in New Glasgow

Published on February 26, 2013
From left: Tyler Baird, Justin Baird and Jonathan Turnbull are preparing to host the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer event on Friday at the Bluenose Curling Club.

Even though he’s busy with his college career, Justin Baird, with the help of his brother Tyler is working to make sure that a charity event in New Glasgow continues.

Several years ago the Little Rocks Curl for Cancer event was in danger ofdiscontinuing with no one to organize it.

Justin, 15 at the time, didn’t want it to end though.

“I thought that was a shame,” he said.

So he stepped up and asked if he organized it if it would be ok to continue the charity event. The club agreed and it’s successfully raised thousands since then for the fight against cancer. Now a second year university student at St. FX he’s continuing the effort with the help of Tyler who is a Grade 10 student at North Nova Education Centre.

This year’s event is taking place on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow. All money from the event will go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

He said the average age of the participants is 5 to 12 but that varies. They all raise pledges and whoever raises the most money receives a prize donated by Proudfoots.

Last year more than $2,000 was raised and they are hoping to beat that this year.

“We won’t really know until we get the pledges and people actually show up,” Tyler said.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can call 752-3626.