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Teddy Bears for Children in Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The Saugeen Shores Corvette Club is donating bears to comfort children faced with trauma.

The Saugeen Shores Corvette Club with First Responders 

The Saugeen Shores Corvette Club has cool cars and even bigger hearts as they donated stuffed animals to Saugeen Shores First Responders to give to children in need of comfort. 

Club member Gerry Knight says herself and member Betty Bender thought of giving back to the community while they were showing off their cars at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest last year.

"We thought we we're pretty privileged and we thought we should give something back to the community."

Knight said they went to a local toy store and found the "beautiful bears" and were given they idea to give them to local children who've faced trauma.

Saugeen Shores Chief of Police Mike Bellai says since starting the program last year officers have received positive public feedback.

"Whenever there's a child that faces any type of trauma or anything like that... it's just nice for them to have something to hold onto and it just makes them feel a lot more comfortable and helps them through the event."

Saugeen Shores Corvette Club was founded in 2010.

They consistently have a heavy presence in the Cinderella Classic Car Show at Pumpkinfest  and go on car cruises around the Grey Bruce area and attended various Ontario car shows.

Their 2019 membership is now 60 members strong.

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