Community delivers to Sacha’s Park COMMUNAUTÉ • COMMUN I TY

Club to come out and show their support for our project,” said Jason. “They are such a great organization and we are thrilled to have them in our corner.» Some of the items donated included a sewingmachine, collectables, bicycles, spor- ting equipment, kitchen items, and plenty of toys. «We are overwhelmed by the outpou- ring of support from the community,” said Jacquelyn. “People were incredibly generous with the items that they gave. One itemalone sold for $750.» “And thank you, Judith Sauvé-Roy, for the donation of $225 collected during the Mom to Mom & Spring Shopping Sale in Vankleek Hill earlier this month,” continued Jacquelyn. “We really appreciate the support in helping to build Sacha’s Park.” The yard sale’s success well exceeded everyone’s expectations. «We can’t thank everyone enough for helping us get a little bit closer to making Sacha’s Park a reality», said Jacquelyn. Fundraising efforts for Sacha’s Park will continue with several upcoming events.The Steve Barton Golf Classic will be taking place at the Hawkesbury Golf and Curling Club July 17, and the Herb’s Customer Apprecia- tion BBQwill be held on August 12, both in support of Sacha’s Park. More information about Sacha’s Park and fundraising efforts taking place can be found at, and donations can be made at gofundme. com/EveryoneCanPlay.


The community of L’Orignal and surroun- ding areas surprised even the Chenier fa- mily with their generosity before, during and after the yard sale to benefit Sacha’s Park. Jason, Jacquelyn and Sebastian Che- nier put a lot of work into a great day for a great cause. More than $4,000 was raised during the May 30 yard sale in L’Orignal. Community members, caring citizens, and familymem- bers donated all items sold over the wee- kend sale. Money raised will go towards a universally accessible playground to be built in L’Orignal in the memory of Sacha Chenier. “It’s unbelievable how generous everyone has been,” said Jacquelyn. “We have received so many things for this sale. It’s just incredible.” Funds raised will go toward the $500,000 needed to build the park on land donated by the Chenier family. The park will be one of the most inclusive playgrounds in Canada and will feature elements that will allow children of all abilities to play together. Approximately a dozen volunteers were on hand Saturday to help out, including Champlain councillor Jacques Lacelle and Rotary Clubmember Derek Duval, to name a few. The Optimist Club, which celebrated their 50th anniversary this weekend, drop- ped by with a check for $1,000 to go toward the project. «It was wonderful of the Optimist

The amount of items donated to the yard sale to benefit Sacha’s Park surprised even the Chenier family. Tables upon tables of items were available for sale with proceeds going toward the all-inclusive park.


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Sebastian and Jackie Chenier had their work cut out for them Saturday. The yard sale to benefit Sacha’s Park was a great success, raising over $4000.

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