I got involved with Kurling for Kids in 2004. I was asked to participate in the K4K bonspiel at Glenmore Curling Club. It was such a great experience, that the next year, I became an organizer in St-Lambert.
My reason for becoming a volunteer, changed on August 27, 2016. Baby Jacob was born: first grandson to my youngest sister. Baby Jakob, was born with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, a rare neurodegenerative disorder caused by genetic mutations. As it stands, there is no known cure. It was then I realized that by helping raise funds for children’s hospitals in Montreal, we can help the children who need it most.
So now, every year, I dedicate my year to Baby Jakob, calling my fundraising efforts JAKOB’S JOURNEY.