Fundraising: Lakefield Animal Welfare Society Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

The 16th Annual LAWS (Lakefield Animal Welfare Society) Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Katchiwano Golf and Country Club, 1730 Young’s Point Rd., Lakefield. Connection starts at noon. Proceeds benefit the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society.

Your registration includes a shotgun start, scramble format, 18 holes of gold, golf cart, drink ticket and dinner. There will be prizes, a live auction and a raffle over dinner. There is also a $10,000 hole-in-one contest sponsored by Hugh Wood Canada Ltd.

The cost is $110 per person. Men’s, women’s and mixed teams are welcome.

Visit to register.

donkey tea

The PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary is hosting a Dessert and Tea event on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy desserts, tea, lemonade and iced tea and meet the animals.

There is no admission fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted and tax receipts will be issued. All donations are used to care for the animals, including veterinary care, hoof care, food and supplies for the sanctuary.

The sanctuary is a registered charity dedicated to the rescue, protection and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and undesirable donkeys. For more information, visit

Can’t make tea? The sanctuary is open for curbside tours Thursdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. are on hand to tell you about the donkeys. The shrine also offers personal tours on Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon. Tours are for a maximum of five people, including children in the group. The cost is $15 per person and should be planned ahead. Email Sheila at [email protected]

Additionally, donations can be made online at the sanctuary’s website listed above, online at, by e-transfer to [email protected] or by mailing a check. The Sanctuary’s address is 1296 Bowmanton Rd., RR 4 Roseneath, K0K 2X0.

challenge for mom

Participants of the YWCA Challenge for MOM, held from May 1 through Mother’s Day, raised $31,546 to support the YWCA’s emergency shelter and grassroots programs serving women and children affected by the gender-based violence in Peterborough and Haliburton County.

For many, the cause is personal. Tammy Keller lost her daughter to domestic violence in 2011 and had been looking for a way to give back when she learned about the fundraiser.

“I want to make sure women still have places like the YWCA to turn to in their darkest times,” Keller said.

Local businesses also found ways to contribute, including an $800 home and personal care prize donated by Euphoria Wellness Spa and Swish Maintenance Ltd.; a Decor Prize valued at $750, donated by Leon’s Peterborough; and a gourmet prize worth $475, donated by Ashburnham Alehouse, Primal Cuts, Morello’s Independent and Millbrook Mercantile. Winners were notified personally after the draw on May 31.

“Locally, the need for emergency support has increased by 30 % since the start of the pandemic,” said Ria Nicholson, the main philanthropic advisor of YWCA. “With the increase in the cost of living, women trapped in violent situations, especially mothers, have even fewer options available than before. Services like Crossroads Shelter, HERS (Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace), Transition and Court Support and Nourish food programs provided by the YWCA are absolutely essential to keeping women safe.

The 2022 YWCA Challenge for Mom was generously sponsored by Ontario Insurance Network; Baker Tilly; Jewell Auto Glass; and local media sponsors Move 99.7, Pure Country 105, KawarthaNOW, Freq 90.5, Oldies 96.7,, Peterborough This Week and The Peterborough Examiner.

Like most women’s shelters in Ontario, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton receives only partial government funding and depends on annual fundraising initiatives to cover its basic operating costs. Anyone wishing to add their support can visit or contact Nicholson at 705-743-3526, post 113, or by email to [email protected]

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