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Want to chill off throughout Canal Days? A sales space will promote water and jumbo freezies to fundraise for psychological well being

Rick Fokkens and family will be selling water and jumbo freezies from the parking lot of St.  Patrick's Catholic Church for 75 cents during Canal Days

It’s nearly the one meals objects you’ll find for a similar value right this moment as you paid in 2019. At the very least throughout Canal Days, that’s.

Rick Fokkens, proprietor of Fokkens Tax Service in Port Colborne, mentioned his household’s refreshment fundraiser could be returning to Canal Days this 12 months.

“After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Canal Days is again with a vengeance and I’m thrilled to as soon as once more be promoting water and jumbo Mr Freezies on historic West Road for my pre-COVID value of 75 cents,” mentioned Fokkens .

He mentioned his household has operated the sales space no less than 5 years in complete. He mentioned he wasn’t at all times in a position to get the situation.

You could find his sales space within the parking zone of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, situated at King and Victoria streets. There may be an entrance on West Road.

This 12 months, the proceeds from the fundraiser might be donated to Pathstone Psychological Well being.

“Sadly, my household has skilled firsthand the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the psychological well being of youngsters and thus elevating funds to assist this wonderful group in any means I can is a no brainer,” he mentioned.

He mentioned he would often promote pop as properly, nevertheless it has develop into too costly to supply for simply 75 cents.

Fokkens mentioned he intends to be open whereas Canal Days is operating.

“I’m just about operating open to shut,” he mentioned.

Fokkens mentioned, because of the hiatus, he is not truly positive how busy all the things might be.

“It has been a bit of bit tough to plan this 12 months,” he mentioned.

In case you are unable to cease by the sales space throughout Canal Days, Fokkens has additionally arrange a GoFundMe with a modest purpose of $1,000 he mentioned he would “prefer to shatter.”

He mentioned they might even be holding a draw for tickets to the Shaw Pageant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The forty fourth Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Pageant runs from Friday, July 29, to Monday, August 1, for a four-day celebration of the historical past and heritage alongside the Welland Canal.

To donate to the GoFundMe, go to the web page Fokkens arrange at