The Deep Cove Lions Club is inviting the community to a paper shredding event where sensitive documents can be shredded by donation.
The event will be held on May 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Parkgate Community Centre.
“We will have two trucks there and the shredding is by donation and those donations go back to the community,” says club member Merrilee Davis. “We invite community members to come to this event, shred sensitive documents and in doing so, support the dementia program at Parkgate.”
The money that is raised through donations going to support the Parkgate society’s dementia services. The Deep Cove Lions have been holding the event since 2014, which was suggested by club member Rosemary Mason, and this year it also has help from the Mount Seymour Lions Club.
“Rosemary gave us this idea and our first event and the many that have come after that have been very successful,” says Davis.
It is successful because it is useful and cost effective for those who come to the event. While shredding a box of papers can cost anywhere from $20 to $30, the event organised by Deep Cove is by donation. If they wish, people can also see the sensitive papers being shredded. “All these years, our event has been successful and the community has been very generous with their donations which go to the dementia program,” Davies said.
An active member of the community for over 20 years, Deep Cove Lions has held many activities with the “We Serve” Lions Club motto in mind.
Some of those activities include: Popcorn Sales at Concerts in the Park, Deep Cove Daze Tea, Parkgate Seniors Lunches, Deep Cove Stage & First Impressions Theatre, Bursary Programs @ Windsor & Seycove High Schools
Fashion Shows, Boardwalk Bingo-BCLC, Oktoberfest, Youth Exchange Programs, Garage Sales, Entertainment Books, and Hanging Basket Sales.
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