Radiothon hits the high notes 0
Station coordinator of community radio station Canoe FM Roxanne Casey is on air for the final hour of the annual Radiothon, held on July 6 and 7. The two-day event raises funds for the station through pledges and silent auction items. This year Canoe FM raised more than $15,000. ANGELICA BLENICH/HALIBURTON COUNTY ECHO/QMI AGENCY
A photocopier, renovations and a painted mural.
These are just some of the items that have been purchased at Canoe FM thanks to generous donations from the community.
This year is no different as the community radio station raised more than $15,000 from their annual Radiothon, held on July 6 and 7.
The two-day event included donations from listeners throughout the county, auction items and an extraordinary amount of volunteer hours.
A barbecue was provided by the Haliburton Lions Club.
It took 40 volunteers to ensure the fundraiser went off without a hitch, according to Brian Daoust, producer of the Radiothon.
Those involved begin planning the event the first week of March, wrapping up by middle of July.
This year’s funds will go towards purchasing state of the art technology equipment, according to Daoust.
“It will result in a better station for our listeners,” he said.