YORKTON – Employees and members of SaskAbilities gathered at Schrader's motorsports store on the afternoon of March 13 to begin their Paper Egg Campaign.
"We just wanted to be involved – we've been involved with Snowarama forever – I've been up to Camp Easter Seals and know how important it is," said Rick Bradshaw, Owner and General Manager at Schrader's Honda Yamaha Suzuki Polaris Tracker Husqvarna, adding, "it's a good fundraiser and that's what they're raising money for and we said we'd be involved."
"All across Canada Easter Seals provincial organizations are selling Paper Eggs and all the funds raised here through Saskatchewan will go to serve Camp Easter Seals Summer Fun and Adaptive Technology Services," said Deana Stroshein, Community Relations Coordinator with the Yorkton Branch of SaskAbilities.
"All across Canada Easter Seals provincial organizations are selling Paper Eggs and all the funds raised here through Saskatchewan will go to serve Camp Easter Seals Summer Fun and Adaptive Technology Services," said Stroshein, adding, "those programs are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and independence for individuals experiencing disability here in the province."
"Schrader's has been a long-time supporter of Snowarama which also raises money for those Easter Seals programs," said Stroshein.
"Snowarama has gone for 46 years and I've been involved for pretty much 46 years," said Bradshaw, adding, "I'm the co-chair of the current Snowarama committee, but it's a whole bunch of people putting it together — it's a big fundraiser — we said we'd gladly be involved."
"We thought it would be fitting for them to host our launch as they're also selling paper eggs," said Stroshein, adding, "we came out here with day program participants and individuals from the Mental Health Drop-In Centre – which are both programs of SaskAbilities – and we're out here enjoying a tour."