Canoe FM awards shopping spree to local Radiothon contributor

By Angelica Ingram

Published July 17 2018

Community radio station Canoe FM has another successful fundraiser down in their books following the 10th annual Radiothon which took place on July 6 7 and 8.

The three-day event brought in a total of $37000 for the local station which relies on fundraising to continue operations.

Studio engineer for the station Ron Murphy said this year’s grand total was up from last year and that the donations received were larger.

“It helps a lot” he said of the annual fundraiser.

New this year was the chance to win a three-minute shopping spree at Haliburton Foodland. Anyone who donated any amount of money was entered into a draw for the prize. The winner was Andrea Mueller of Haliburton.

Mueller said she was out for the day and had just gotten home when she received the phone call from station manager Roxanne Casey.

“I am super excited and was shocked when Roxanne called me” she said. “Groceries always go over well in our home. We have a family of four and we like to eat well!”

Mueller has been informed the shopping spree will likely take place later this year.

“We are grateful to Brad Park and Haliburton Foodland for donating this prize” said Mueller. “I’ll have to make sure that the laces on my running shoes are tied up so I don’t trip over them.”