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Lansdowne Cruisers Continue 40-Year Tradition at Rotary Classic Run

Lansdowne Children's Centre team Lansdowne Cruisers in the 2024 Rotary Classic Run, Brantford
Lansdowne Crusiers team in the Rotary Classic Run, June, 2024 at W. Ross MacDonald School in Brantford.

Brantford, ON - Led by team members from Recreation Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre, the Lansdowne Crusiers team continued a 40-year tradition of participating in the annual Rotary Classic Run fundraising event, held at W. Ross MacDonald School on June 2.

Lansdowne Children's Centre is one of the original children's programs supported by the Rotary Classic Run, that started four decades earlier to raise funds in the community to help expand services and supports for all children, particularly those with special needs.

Braving wind and rain, the team of Lansdowne client families, staff members and volunteers ran, walked and rolled along with 1,000 more participants on Sunday morning. In its history the Rotary Classic Run has raised over $3.1 million dollars in support for Boys and Girls Club (now BGC) and Lansdowne Children's Centre.

Lansdowne Cruisers team Lansdowne Children's Centre Rotary Classic Run fundraising Brantford
Members of the Lansdowne Cruisers team participating in the 2024 Rotary Classic Run in Brantford.

Read more about this year's Rotary Classic Run event from Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

The Rotary Club of Brantford has been a leading partner in the support and development of Lansdowne Children's Centre since its founding in 1974, and even earlier as a founding partner of the Brant County Cerebral Palsy Centre at the Brantford General Hospital.

On April 16, 2024, Rotary Club president Mike Mears and Eric Sterne attended a recognition event at Lansdowne Children's Centre at 39 Mount Pleasant Street to accept an award on behalf of the Rotary Club of Brantford, presented by Lansdowne Executive Director Rita-Marie Hadley and Board Chair John Bradford. The award marked 50 years of partnership and was part of Lansdowne's 50th anniversary celebration.


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