By Joanne Rodgers,
Bruce Peninsula Press
Locals George Vandereyk and Paul Tooke presented a cheque of $500 to Bruce Peninsula District School (BPDS) for their Breakfast Club on behalf of the South Bruce Peninsula A.T.V. Club (SBPATV).
SBPATV, located in Sauble Beach, has donated $10,000 this year to local and regional organizations. “There are so many organizations that need help in these times”, says Vandereyk. It is the first year the club has donated to BPDS. Vandereyk and Toole learnt about the request for financial assistance by the BPDS Breakfast Club and identified this need to their club.
BPDS joined five other schools (Wiarton, Hepworth, Sauble, Keppel Sarawak and Hillcrest), each receiving $500 towards their breakfast programs. SBPATV also supports CFOS Christmas Fund Broadcast, OSHARE – Owen Sound and the Salvation Army Food Banks in Owen Sound and Wiarton. Chapman House received $3,750 which was 100% of the proceeds from their annual September ride; this year taking place with the proper social distancing protocols.
SBPATV, a not for profit organization, has been in existence for 10 years and operates over 250 kilometres of trails. The mix of off-road, multi-use trails and back roads stretch from Highway 21 in the south to Lion’s Head/Bruce Rd. 9 in the north, between Lake Huron on the west and Georgian Bay on the east.