Saturday, 13 December 2008

Variety donors

Updated Jan. 9 for final count
Toronto Sun readers raised $30,517.93 - up $4,000 over 2007 - for the 2008 Variety Village Christmas Fund, spearheaded by Variety member and columnist Mike Strobel.

The fund, now in its 30th year, was the pet project of the late George Gross, founding sports editor. He helped raise $1 million since its launch in 1978 with the encouragement of the late Doug Creighton, founding publisher.

Donors, compiled by the lovely and talented Sheila Chidley:

Conn Smythe Foundation ($800), Rumours Bar ($811.82 more), Eric Downton in memory of Rose ($208.27), Kaled Soujah ($81.83), Mike Somer ($50), Gerri Naumann ($20), Teresa Ouellette ($38), Ken Didier ($32), Marie Kapasky ($5);

John Hill ($20), Ed Pirocchi ($50), Ross Peacock ($10), Geraldine Durant ($20), Brad/Kery Murawsky ($10), Rick Ross ($25), Steve Cherevaty ($75), M. Meinel ($10), Rod Morrison ($20), Joan Morrison ($20), Marie Towns ($20);

Toronto Insurance Curling League ($205), Ken Edamura ($150), E. Varkel ($20), Linda Shepherd ($50), Kevin/Joanne Grace ($20). Betty Slaven ($25), April Neary ($5), Colin Hedworth ($20), Carl/Thelma Anderson ($20);

Joseph Vitelli ($50), Lilo Lindemann ($25), Virginia Day ($25), Lisa Hibberd ($5), Garry Lummis ($10), Ann Smith ($10), Mike Lummis ($10), Teri Lummis ($10), Ron & Betty Murphy ($50), Bernard Wallace ($20), Don's Appliances ($100);

Jim/Rosalie Gregory ($20), Ronald McQueenie ($50), Chris Giffin ($200), Allan Fallow ($20), Imma Crowther ($35), Laura Reid ($25), Maureen Barrey (Phelan) ($1,000), Charles Crowther ($20), Rashid Sheikh ($3);

Michael Sherriff ($500), David Reid ($25), Bryan Kelly ($100), Debbie Simesta ($35), Laurie Faulknor ($35), Angele and Rick Watson ($30), Frankie Lau ($50), Don's Appliances ($100);

Lew Fournier ($50), Kaarina Leinala ($50), Michael Ditaranto ($50), Diane Dreher ($10), N. J. Belbin, ($50), Lance Hornby ($20), Stephen Caracciolo ($50), Bruce and Barb Dillon ($20), Ann Kowal ($20), Alex Moffatt ($100);

Paul Martin ($25), Sharon Allen ($5), April Neary ($5), David Avery ($10), Wesley Mann ($10), Carl and Thelma Anderson ($20), Bill and Val Ryal ($10), Ted & Kelly ($10), Tom Bernaske ($20), E. Sobel ($25), John McLean ($25);

G. Goldberg ($5), Barbara Sparkes ($20), Michael Cahill ($50), Pauline Philp ($15), Vaughan Grater ($50), Bob Nicholls ($10), Angela Turcsanyi ($50), Fred Miyasaki ($30), Joanne Grace ($5), Mrs. Ed Sullivan ($5), Lawrence Third ($50);

Peter Anthony ($5), Larry Graham ($10), Tycho "Legal Eagle" Manson ($150), Keith Johnson ($35), Susan Barr ($50), Barbara Williams ($100), Martyn Stollar ($250), Rosanne Masterson ($250), Patrick McFadden ($35);

Karen Erle ($250), Lise Dawson ($75), Michael Howitt ($35), Jennifer Larson ($100), Joseph Williams ($50), David Nishimura ($25), Robert LaCavera ($100), Steve Warlow ($50), Alex Carley ($30);

Marilyn Benn, $50; Edith Bell/James Smith, $25, Ian Orwin, $35, Rob Rivard, $50; Stuart Keir, $44; John/Jerelin Herbert, $50; Randy Carson, $35; Ruth Berg, $75; Michael Dudley, $100; Bernard A. Moyle, $50; Jerome/Hope Lehman. $100;

Amilcar Corado, $50; Robert T. Alexander, $50; Jake/Wilma Hoeppner, $100; Adrien LeBlond, $20; Bob & Pat Banks, $50; Brian/Debbie Donn, $25; Barry Pound, $20; Thomas A. Cardozo, $25; Philip A. Gallen, $30;

Ernest Perkins, $200; Marisa Sirizzotti, $50; Donna Taubert, $25; Anna Logan, $15; Gass Golf Scramble, $550; Joe Porter, $10; Roman Schulz, $25; William Smith, $30; Ron/Dolores Aylesworth, $25; George Ratner, $100;

Toronto Baseball Association, $50; Tom and Sandra MacMillan, $100; Bowlerama, $2,689; Rumours Bar, $1,050; Jack Arbus, $20; Woodbine Entertainment (thanks again, Glenn), $1,000; Shawn Morrison, $20; Gordon Fleming, $10;

Andrea and Norma Lien, $50; Steve Gormick, $10; Mary O'Sullivan, $100; Leslie Mate, $10; Carl/Thelma Anderson, $20; Neil Madden, $15; Mark Fienberg, $20; Bob and Norma Morris in memory of Art Gaiger, $20; Richard Booth, $100;

Marie Metelsky, $25; Glenn Garnett, $100; Lesley Annett, $50; Ruth Duench, $250; Liam Bratt, $50; Shirley Scalfe, $25; Kathleen Derksen, $500; Barry/Donna Firman, $25; J. Wayne Seaward in memory of Nana Daisy, Poppa John, Gampy, $20;

Jack Fairney, $200; Ed/Doreen Banks, $25; Rosemarie Scholes, $15; Jules P. Jardine, $25; Keith E. MacInnes, $500; Peter Taylor, $100; Marjorie Batch, $100; John/Joan Dolby, $25; E. Gamble, $20; M. P. Faassen, $50;

Peggy Eades, $25; Kevin Shea, $100; David DeFaria, $25; Ron Lindemann, $25; Phil Charlton, $10; Richard Graves, $30; George Oliver, $25; Michael Peake, $20; Norman Alton, $10; Jeff Esert, $5; Jean Vernon, $100; Doug Orvis, $10;

Pat Park, $210; Mark Bonokoski, $50; Alex Szwez, $40; Pat Surphlis, $20; Greg Angelus, $25; David and Rhonda Thomas, $50; John Buchanan, $25; Evelyn R. Orser, $100; Bill Sholdice, $10; Ralph Jolivet, $25; Joyce May, $100;

Robert A. Wollis, $200; Robert Laird, $25; Aimee Robichaud, $25; Armond and Doreen Difebo, $50; Mary Bobinac, $100; Dale Ben, $10; Elaine Tanner and John Watt, $100; Thelma/Carl Anderson, $40;

Mrs. Ed T. Sullivan, $10; Viv and Hugh McGinn, $50; Gord Maunder, $40; Sarona Primo and Calvin Reddick, $160; Robert Mulville, $10; Mike O'Hearn, $25; Hal K. Wright, $30; Paul Swift, $50; Lorraine Morfea, $10; Neil and Patricia Chard, $100;

Ray Everdell, $500; Connie Barrans, $25; Francis Sharon, $25; Robert Sanford, $500; David Clark, $20; James and Patricia Trebell, $10; Larry O'Leary, $5; Brian Heaton, $25; Lynn Goad, $25; Ann Spall, $100; Corinne Chevalier, $100; Rob Taubert, $20;

Chris Peters, $5; Dave Rowell, $25; T and M Wansbrough, $20; Jane Esert, $10; Gaye Coyne, $25; John McCuaig, $20; Eva and Joe Adams, $102; John Davey, $10; Vladimir Hiritsch, $10; Wayne Eastman, $50; Dave McGlynn, $5;

Margaret and Barry Ryan, $25; Peter Charron, $10; David and Rosanne Robinson, $400; Harold L. Wetmore, $25; William Kemper, $45.

Check Mike's Jan. 9 column for prize winners.

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