Wearing tie-dyed t-shirts, bell bottom jeans, peace symbols and headbands, staff from Sutton – Showplace Realty participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake in Chilliwack, B.C. The bowlers raised more than $650 for the charity and helped propel the event to the No. 1 fundraising spot in the Fraser Valley with a grand total of $9,370.
“The theme this year was 1969 – Summer of Love and most people dressed up and everyone was excited to take part,” says Amber Siemens, the office administrator. The evening featured pizza, a door prize, a 50/50 draw and two rounds of bowling.
“The majority of us bowled horribly; however, there were a few of us that managed the odd strike or spare,” says Siemens. “Kim Parley was able to get quite a few strikes fairly consistently. Crystal de Jager did quite well also, with many spares and a couple of strikes under her belt.
“The best sport of the night had to be Jen O’Gorman. She pulled her back that morning, but still showed up to bowl and didn’t do too badly for someone who couldn’t bend. The evening was spent laughing at ourselves for a good cause. I’m very proud of the turnout and enthusiasm we had this year.”
Representing the office were salespeople Crystal DeJager, Billie-Jo Thiessen, Laina Rodney, Laura Lindstrom, Kim Parley, Shane Toews, Alisha Ilaender and Chris Kloot, as well as Siemens and her 12-year-old daughter Cali; Jen O’Gorman, an assistant; and Shane Chisholm, a mortgage broker from The Mortgage Group.