Ford Heaslip and Hagersville Secondary give back to community

HAGERSVILLE – The reunion committee at Hagersville Secondary School (HSS), Heaslip Ford and other local organizations helped raise more than $14,000 at the school’s annual Spring Fling event to benefit the school and surrounding organizations.

Heaslip Ford held its own Drive4WE fundraising event during the Spring Fling that took place this past May and raised $3100 that was donated to Ganohkwasra and Indspire at a cheque presentation last Friday, June 30.

“Our event helped to raise $3100,” said Rob Philips, from Heaslip Ford. “We have chosen to donate the funds to two local causes, Ganohkwasra as well as Indspire.”

HSS donated $10,000 for an HSS Scholarship Fund, $1000 to the West Haldimand General Hospital for allowing guests to use their parking lot during the event free of charge, $1000 to HSS Crime Stoppers for all the help from the kids, and $1000 to HSS Student Council.

“The reunion committee at Hagersville Secondary was behind the main event,” said Joan Wardell, chairperson from the reunion 125 committee. “After we paid our bills for hosting the high school reunion we knew how much we had left to give away.”

The reunion committee at HSS celebrated its 50th year reunion this year, and also celebrated the 125th year that high school has been operating in Hagersville. “We started planning more than a year ago for this event,” said Wardell.

Ganohkwasra is a family assault support service organization on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Indspire is an indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

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