Friday 20 July 2012
Saskatoon gets a Taste of ShelterBox
ShelterBox Champion Michael Chubb has his head tattooed by eager donors at the Taste of Saskatoon
The Taste of Saskatchewan is an opportunity for local restaurants, organizations, and entertainers to showcase their talents and specialties over the course of several days, and is a summer highlight along the South Saskatchewan River.
This year, a team of dedicated ShelterBox volunteers in Saskatoon saw this as an opportunity to gain valuable public awareness during the event from July 10th - 15th. Volunteers set up a ShelterBox tent display, creating a catchy “Toonies for Tents” drive that drew the attention of hundreds of event attendees. This group relied on their creativity to attract interest and donations, despite the sweltering heat and periodic rain.
ShelterBox Champion and Rotary Club of Saskatoon Mewassin member Michael Chubb certainly had his head in the game when it came to getting creative! With the idea of “Tattoos for Tents,” Michael attracted lots of public attention by letting guests put a tattoo on his head for a donations. Although the event was rained out before his head turned completely green, Michael certainly made an impression!
Local ShelterBox Ambassador, Neil Wylie, noted “All of our Saskatoon volunteers share a common passion for the work of ShelterBox and really go over and above to raise awareness here in Saskatoon. ShelterBox is an inspiring organization to get involved with because you can make a difference not just at home in your own community but the work you do has an impact around the world. “
ShelterBox Saskatoon Working Group Members, Champion Michael Chubb and Ambassador Corey Bailey
The Saskatoon ShelterBox Working Group raised over $1,000, enough to sponsor a complete ShelterBox which will help provide a family with a renewed sense of hope after losing their home. With thanks to the contributions from the Saskatoon Credit Union Centre and all of the volunteers involved, including ShelterBox Ambassadors, Rotary members and community volunteers, this group succeeded in bringing ShelterBox Canada’s message to Saskatoon and further demonstrated the fantastic dedication of our outstanding ShelterBox volunteers.
To learn more about ShelterBox and becoming a volunteer, contact Paula at 1-855-875-4661 or at email@example.com or explore our Be Involved section at www.shelterboxcanada.org/involved.php.