Co-director of 3rd Wave Triathlon Club Stephanie Dueck, chair of Many Hands Resource Centre Heather Francis, Darlingford deputy fire chief Tom Hamilton, Pembina Manitou Christmas Cheer Board's Jean Clayton, president of Morden Caring and Sharing Amy Friesen, administrative coordinator for South Central Cancer Resource Tracy Peters and Morden Triathlon's Heather Janzen. Not pictured: Morden Fire Department's Andy Thiessen. (LAUREN MACGILL, Morden Times)
For another year in a row, the Morden Triathlon is supporting the community.
The 3rd Wave Club's Triathlon gave back $4,000 this year. The event has been running for 34 years now.
The money was raised through various sponsorships from local businesses and entry fees.
“Very generous businesses we have in our community,” co-director of 3rd Wave Triathlon Stephanie Dueck said. “This is a long running event and we really see the support from community businesses.”
The Triathlon saw almost 100 athletes compete in the event, which helped raise the funds.
“It’s been a long-standing tradition to have an event that brings people from around Manitoba and sometimes from other provinces as well and then give back to our community,” Dueck said. “I think the club loves racing in this community and they also live to give back to this community.”
Morden Caring and Sharing, Many Hands Resource Centre and South Central Cancer Resource each received a donation of $1,000. Darlingford and Morden Fire Departments got to donate $500 to charities of their choice, which were the Pembina Manitou Christmas Cheer Board and the Firefighters' Burn Fund.
“We just feel really good to be able to give back,” Dueck said. “It’s a big event, it brings a lot of people into town, and it’s also a lot of work. It’s great to see that hard work going into organizations that are making a difference.”