Huron Shores Financial Group races to support youth in the community

Jun 28, 2018
Mud slide at Assante Dirty Dash 2018

Employees of Huron Shores Financial Group of Assante Capital Management Ltd. were not deterred by the rain that accompanied this year’s Dirty Dash for Rebound on June 9, 2018. In fact, the rain made it all the more entertaining as participants dashed through the five-kilometer mud run on Sarnia’s Canatara Beach. This is the branch’s fourth year sponsoring the event, which has raised over $135,000 in that time. The funds go to Rebound, a local non-profit organization that provides support for children and families in the community.

Huron Shores Financial Group has been involved in the run since its first year through Associate Financial Advisor Justine Vanos. Justine was attracted to the inclusiveness of the event that sees teammates encourage one another as they tackle the obstacle course, which is reflected in the way the organization works with youth in the community.

“This event reaffirms our branch’s strong sense of community building,” says Justine. “It’s amazing to see how the event has evolved, and how generous donors and volunteers have been year after year.”

“Rebound is an open door for young people that need mental health, moral, scholastic or artistic assistance. It supports youth in school and social settings through programs that reject bullying and labelling.”

Rebound is a leading organization in assisting at-risk youth in the Sarnia-Lambton area. What started as a grassroots model has since built a 30-year history and 22 programs for youth aged eight to 24. Programs include anti-bullying, substance abuse prevention, and “safe space” centres like the Hub, where youth can spend time, have a hot meal and get access to counsellors at no cost. Staff and volunteers work with young people and their families to address the core issues facing youth so they can overcome any obstacle.

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