Holiday Gifts

In recent years, The Bridge Network has chosen to support two charities in lieu of sending out holiday cards in December. This year, we have decided to donate to the Scotiabank Pro‐Am in support of the Colleen & Gordie Howe Fund for Alzheimer’s and to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. The owners and founders of The Bridge Network both have special involvement with these two specific charities and believe it’s a smarter allocation of funds to support these charities with the money that is usually spent on cost of mailing printed holiday cards to over 1.000 clients and vendors (and as you know, we don’t like paper much!)

Scotiabank Pro-Am in support of the Colleen & Gordie Howe Fund for Alzheimer’s
The Scotiabank Pro-Am offers the ultimate three-day hockey experience for men and women, aged 30 and up. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gordie & Colleen Howe Fund for Alzheimer's, which will provide valuable funding for research in Alzheimer's and related disorders conducted by scientists at Baycrest, a world-renowned academic health sciences centre, and in Alberta, including research at the University of Alberta. The Howe Fund was launched earlier this year and is named in tribute to Gordie Howe and in loving memory of his wife Colleen who passed away from Pick's disease, a form of dementia, in March 2009. This is Issie’s third year involved in the tournament. You can sponsor Issie this year by clicking below…

http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=645345

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA Global Village – 4th annual New Orleans Build
For the past three years, a group of dedicated individuals have been assembled by Mr. Ian Clarke of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to go down to New Orleans to lend a helping hand in building new homes with Habitat for Humanity. The devastation and need for assistance is still pretty remarkable this many years after Hurricane Katrina. Frank Dionisi has been fortunate to be part of the builds for the last two years and is intending to return this April for the fourth build. Besides offering time to help build new homes, the group also raised $53,000 for Habitat for Humanity last year. This year, the goal is to raise even more and get even more building accomplished.

For anyone who is interested, Frank created a short YouTube of some of his photos from last year that you can view by clicking on the following link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_DuGmDf_X8

If you would like to donate to this cause, please click on the link below:

http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=6080