Cooking for Cancer a success

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Volunteers man their stations at the annual Chatham Retirement Resort Cooking for Cancer fundraiser event.
Volunteers man their stations at the annual Chatham Retirement Resort Cooking for Cancer fundraiser event.
For the past 26 years, Vi Jack has been a volunteer at the Chatham Retirement Resort’s Cooking for Cancer fundraiser. For the last 15 or so, her daughter Edna Stirling has joined her. The pair helped process the hundreds of people who attended the event.
For the past 26 years, Vi Jack has been a volunteer at the Chatham Retirement Resort’s Cooking for Cancer fundraiser. For the last 15 or so, her daughter Edna Stirling has joined her. The pair helped process the hundreds of people who attended the event.

For 26 years, Chatham Retirement Resort has been operating a Cooking for Cancer Lunch and for each one of them; Vi Jack has been a volunteer.

Last week’s event was no different as Vi, now 98, and her daughter Edna Stirling manned the door.

“I do it because I like it,” Vi said. “I look forward to it every year.”

Resort manager Candiss Smeenk, said volunteers such as Vi and Edna are what make the event so successful.

A crew of 15 was busy Thursday ladling out soup, serving grilled hamburgers, salad and dessert including “cookies with the calorie’s taken out.”

Smeenk said between 400 and 500 people took part in the event including more than 200 orders for take-out lunch.

The event was expected to raise more than $2,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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