Sippin’ at the Dock of the Bay, a very successful fundraising event presented by the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area, in conjunction with Liaison College was held on June 3/16 at Macassa Bay Yacht Club.
Over 200 people attended, raising over $30,000 to support the Youth Success Fund (recently renamed the David Lane Youth Success Fund).
The event was bittersweet as homage was paid at numerous times during the evening to David Lane, JHS Executive Director who passed away on May 18/16. Guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ, a silent and live auction, raffles, and music by crooner Ron Dewberry, and the Retro Party Groove Band.
The monies raised help to support financially at risk and marginalized youth in our community, as they strive to reach their post-secondary dreams. This year’s recipients include: Hana Abraham, Samuel Chamutu, Esoso Ebaguelsis, Sarah Fortin, Amanda Kass, Sierra Lampman, Nawras Ottawa, and Chelsea Provo.
The photo gallery below gives a glimpse of all the fun, and the wonderful work of the John Howard Society and Liaison College, as they help local youth to reach their dreams.
Mark the date now for next year, and see you on June 2/17 at Sippin’ at the Dock of the Bay!