Winging It on the weekend

Alycia Douglass
Winging It on the weekend

CORNWALL, Ontario – Residents brought their appetites to the third annual Wing it for Kids Sake event, which took place this Friday, June 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion.

The newest of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ three signature events, Executive Director Amanda Brisson says that she’s learned something over the years about Cornwallites : they love food.

“If you can do a food fundraiser, you’re golden,” laughed Brisson.

With wing sauces provided by seven local restaurants, guests were asked to vote for their favourite without knowing which restaurant they’re representing, with the overall favourite being revealed at the end of the night.

“It’s a competition that the restaurants really like,” said Brisson. “And the 200 people here tonight really love the idea of it too!”

Having sold just shy of 230 tickets, Brisson says that the event has done extremely well in its three-year history.


“This is the new one on the block, but it’s still quite powerful – we’re aiming to raise about $10,000 in one night,” said Brisson. “It’s one of the three that we’re pretty proud of.”


With all money raised going directly towards the 400 children Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently supporting within the community, Brisson says that this particular fundraiser is ‘detrimental to getting kids off the waitlist,’ which presently sits at 109.

“Those kids need to come off of the waitlist, but the only way to do that is to raise enough money,” said Brisson.

You can’t go wrong helping Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Brisson. “We are there for those kids through thick and thin, and help them with everything from clothes when they start a new school to bursaries when they go off to college.”

To find out how you can help support upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters initiatives, check out their website.




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