Be sure to mark Oct. 15 on your calendar!
The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club’s first-ever 5K “Eye Run” is set to take place that day to raise money for community members to travel to the CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre next summer.
Run organizer Wayne Lundstrom, who is visually-impaired himself, said plans really are coming together for the event.
He’s got some local sponsors on board, such as Lowerys and Gillons’ Insurance, and is lining up three “mystery prizes” that all who register for the “Eye Run” will be eligible to win.
Registration, which costs $35, will start at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Sorting Gap Marina.
The run then will get underway at 9:30 a.m., with the route going from the marina to Point Park and back.
Lundstrom clarified that
although it’s called a “run,” participants are welcome to “walk, hop, skip, or jump” their way along the route.
All proceeds from the “Eye Run” will help the visually-impaired attend summer camp at the CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre (commonly known as “Lake Joe”).
Lundstrom attended the camp this year, spoke highly of it, and would like to help others to go.
That’s why he organized the “Eye Run.”
“Lake Joe” is a fully-accessible lakefront facility stretching over 12.5 acres located in the Muskoka region, providing a unique blend of recreation and vision rehabilitation in a safe, inclusive environment where guide dogs are welcome.
A wide range of programs are available there to people of all ages living with vision loss.
Anyone seeking more information on the “Eye Run,” wanting to volunteer at the event, or to make a donation can contact Lundstrom directly at 276-5223.