Members of the Chilliwack Curling Club are getting ready for their annual brunch fundraiser benefiting the Sandra Schmirler Foundation on Jan. 29.
The Canadian foundation raises money for hospital neonatal intensive care units to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically ill newborns. It began in honour of curler Sandra Schmirler, skip of Canada’s first Olympic gold-medalists, who died of cancer in 2000 at the age of 36.
Over the past 11 years, members of the Chilliwack Curling Club have donated more than $40,000 to the foundation. In November, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation gave back to Chilliwack by handing over a cheque for $10,000 to the Chilliwack Hospital Foundation.
The Chilliwack Curling Club’s upcoming Sandra Schmirler Foundation brunch and silent auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the curling club (9291 Corbould St.). Tickets are $15.