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Curling fundraiser overshoots goal

Event raises $25,000 for summer camp for kids in same-sex families

Queer people and their allies took to the ice Nov 7 in support of an Ontario summer camp program for kids in same-sex families.

Camp Curl is a new fundraising excursion for the Ten Oaks Project in the Toronto area. Organizers handily beat their fundraising goal of $15,000, bringing in a total of $25,000.

Now in its sixth year, Ten Oaks runs a one-week sleep-away camp for children aged eight to 17 in Quebec’s Gatineau Hills. It also runs a leadership camp for community leaders aged 16 to 24.

The camp uses a sliding scale for fees. The one-week camp costs $600 per camper, but nearly three quarters of them access a sliding scale.