Photo: Youngsters Megan, Sydney and Kira raise Blue Dot awareness (and dollars)

(Credit: Samantha Heiydt) Left to right: Kira, Megan, Cameron, Sydney

By Sarah Blay, Development Coordinator

Megan Brown (11 years old), Sydney Heiydt (10 years old) and Kira Heiydt (8 years old) of Richmond Hill, Ont. spent last winter busily planning for a Blue Dot summer fundraiser.

Participating in a shoreline cleanup inspired Megan to further action. She and friends Sydney and Kira came up with a plan to raise awareness AND fundraise for the Blue Dot mission to bring the right to a healthy environment to all Canadians.

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This was not your usual lemonade stand. They created charts, posters and strategic plans that included exchanging ideas with neighbours about how to be kinder to the Blue Dot we call home. Their big day involved:

  • A treasure hunt
  • Water balloon toss
  • Candy guess
  • Lemonade stand
  • Sponge relay
  • Raffle
  • Balloon animals
  • Much more!

The event was a resounding success that mobilized their neighbourhood and raised $410!

Thank you Megan, Sydney and Kira for helping us spread the Blue Dot message.


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If you would like to fundraise for the Blue Dot movement or the David Suzuki Foundation in general, please visit our community fundraising page.

August 14, 2015

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Nov 29, 2016
6:43 AM

Megan is so awesome! Such an inspiration. Sydney and kira are really awesome!

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