Clays for the Cottage 2021
On a beautiful September morning, dozens of Children’s Cottage supporters joined us at the Silver Willow Sporting Club near Carstairs for our annual fundraiser, Clays for the Cottage.
The outdoor clay-shooting event had been cancelled in 2019 then postponed in the spring due to COVID-19, so participants were thrilled to be back on the range at last, meeting up with old friends. We are so grateful for the cooperation of participants, volunteers and staff in providing proof of vaccines or a negative test, allowing the event to go ahead safely.
While Jim Peplinski of Calgary Flames-fame emceed the event, the NHL was also represented out on the range at the famous “Hockey Skeet” station. Steve Kelly (Edmonton Oilers) hit the clay disks with a slapshot, and participants enjoyed shooting them out of the sky!
The event brought in a crucial $140,000 to the Children’s Cottage Society. And while participants enjoyed the novelty of the fall colours, we plan to return to our usual schedule of hosting the event in spring 2022.
We would like to thank the staff, volunteers and organizing committee who all worked so hard to help out with this year’s event. Finally, we are very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors for helping us make the event a success.