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G.L. Heritage Brewing Co. hosting fundraiser to assist Bryerswood Youth Camp

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A local brewery is hosting a fundraiser to assist the Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club and the campground they operate.

“A Mid-Summer FUNdraiser” is being staged at G.L. Heritage Brewing Co. July 31 from 4-10 p.m.

Proceeds from this 19+ fundraiser will Help Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club, a registered charity, make vital accessibility renovations so that all campers can participate fully in the unique Bryerswood experience. In particular, the activity centre washrooms and the kitchen require accessibility improvements.

The 25-acre camp on Texas Road supports our community's youth through fun outdoor experiences and activities. The event will feature local food and local music for those who attend.

Cathy Robertson, Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club (BYCOC) vice president, said the activity centre washrooms and kitchen need to undergo significant accessibility renovations so all campers of varying abilities can use the facilities. “Everyone deserves the opportunity to fully take part in the camp programs and to easily use all amenities on site. As a non-profit, we really need the help of the community to make it happen,” said Robertson.

This fundraising dinner and live music event will have 100 per cent of the proceeds going toward Bryerswood renovations. Each ticket includes a choice of G.L. Heritage craft beer, hard seltzer or non-alcoholic hop water, and a choice from five dinner options offered by local food truck and community advocates Nat's Wraps & Apps. People can choose their preferred meal option when they purchase their tickets. Other non-alcoholic drinks and a cash bar available for additional beverages.

GL Heritage co-owner, Jen Desjardins-Grondin states: “Our family is happy to support such a valuable, youth-focused community asset like Bryerswood Youth Camp, and we’re proud to offer our venue for this great fundraising event as a means to further enhance the healthy experiences.”

Doors and bar taps open at 4 p.m. and there will be a free-style meal service. Upon check in, people wll receive a ticket for their meal choice, as well as a drink ticket. They can eat whenever they like from 5-8 p.m.

Live musical entertainment from 5-9 p.m. by Don McArthur and Nancy Roy from the local band, the River Rock Ramblers.

“The Ramblers have long supported Camp Bryerswood and believe the camp is an Amherstburg gem that fosters self-esteem in youth and provides them with valuable leadership and life skills,” said McArthur. “Some of the songs Nancy and I will be playing sound great around a campfire so come on out and sing along and support a wonderful cause!

Udo Kiewitz, general manager at Provincial Chrysler Ltd, said they are excited to be involved with the evening.

“Supporting the Bryerswood camp is an important part of our employees’ outreach in the community. Provincial Chrysler is a local family-owned business and supports giving young people the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great surroundings of Bryerswood Camp. I love the development of the camp and am excited for its future,” said Kiewitz.

Space is limited and only 125 spots are available through Tickets are available with and without dinner included. Tickets are $20 for general admission and drink or $40 for general admission and dinner package.

Seating will be available indoors, however if weather permits, the outdoor patio and multiple cornhole sets will be available. Silent auction items will be available to view and bid on at the event. Winning bids will be announced near the end of the evening.

G.L. Heritage Brewing Co. hosting fundraiser to assist Bryerswood Youth Camp

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