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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District Bowl For Kids Sake received nearly $29,000 in support during this year's event, said executive director James Maxwell.

Last year, over $37,000 was raised, which was this year's goal.

"We didn't quite meet out mark, but at the end of the day we had a great event," Maxwell said. "All of the support goes directly to helping kids in the community."

This year just over 53 teams participated in the event, more than last year, he said.

"The vehicle is to raise money, but obviously the main goal is to raise awareness," Maxwell said. "So using that as the primary goal it was a huge success."


COOKSTOWN -- A caped crusader atop the water tower at Cookstown Outlet Mall kept area police and fire departments busy Saturday morning.

South Simcoe Police, Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury firefighters and county paramedics were called to the scene where a 49-year-old Alliston woman dressed in a Bat Woman costume had climbed the tower and was threatening to jump.

The area was closed down to traffic and the public while the matter was investigated for about an hour.

The woman was pulling a publicity stunt to create awareness of parental alienation awareness day (April 25) and had hung a large banner over the tower railing.

Emergency crews realized she had secured herself on the platform with fall protection equipment and was not suicidal.

She was eventually convinced to come down with the assistance of a firefighter and a large ladder truck. She was charged with mischief and released on a promise to appear in court on May 28.


Throughout the "Memories of My Mother" exhibition April 22 -June 27, the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) will dedicate one wall to celebrating our mothers. For a donation of $50 to OMAH you can make your mother part of the exhibit.

You will need to provide OMAH with a good photograph of your mother and 2-3 paragraphs describing what you love about your mom. The museum will hang an 8"x 10" framed picture of your mother along with a written statement dedicated to your mother. These photographs will remain throughout the duration of the exhibit for visitors to appreciate. All donations go towards the cost of the exhibit.

For more information please contact Gloria Taylor, 326-2159.

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