For those of you in Toronto and looking for something to entertain you on a Saturday afternoon, or if you’re not from Toronto and able to sponsor a spectacular cause, try the Ten Oaks Project and their CampCurl event coming up on November 12 between 1pm and 8pm at the Leaside Curling Club in Toronto.

The Ten Oaks Project is a not-for-profit charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, queer) communities. It operates Camp Ten Oaks, Canada’s first sleep-away camp for children and youth ages 8-17 from LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families, youth who are LGBTQ, and their allies. Camp Ten Oaks celebrated its seventh successful summer in August 2011, with over 60 attendees. The camp is a creative, safe space for campers to play, share experiences and explore themes important to their lives and their community – such as bullying and social justice.

CampCurl is a fundraising event in support of a great organization. Never curled before and want to learn in a relaxed environment? Have a few friends you want to spend some time with in support of a good cause? The CampCurl-a-Thon is the event for you! CampCurl-A-Thon offers novice and non-competitive participants a short lesson, a few hours of curling, and an après-curl social.

For those with some experience, or no experience and just an insatiable competitive streak, the Charity Bonspiel will provide light-hearted competition and two structured 4-end games before the post-curl social gathering.

The Ten Oaks Project and event sponsors cover the bonspiel costs. In lieu of a fee, we ask all participants to achieve (or surpass!) the fundraising targets. Prizes are given to the most successful fundraisers, as well as to the Bonspiel winners. There’s still time to sign up a team. Just visit (http://www.tenoaksproject.org/curl.aspx) or on Facebook at (http://www.facebook.com/groups/140472488277/) for more information.

See you there!

Submitted By: Richard B.

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