Sheepdog Lodge was at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton for the 30th Annual Surf n’Turf Relay Race 2017 Friday, June 9th as a sponsor of the event.
Over 300 military personnel and their families came thru our Sheepdog Lodge booth for free soft ice cream with our own homemade maple syrup drizzled on their sundaes. There was huge interest in Sheepdog Lodge and our model of care for service members as a part of their wellness plans. While we thanked our guests for their service, they, in turn, thanked us for our kindness to them – they were so appreciative. Scores of folks scrolled thru the Sheepdog Lodge website on our laptop, took business cards, and expressed full support for the mission and mandate of Sheepdog Lodge. Even the 8 Wing Commander Colonel Colin Keiver and Chief Warrant Officer Darcy Elder came by to say thanks and commit their support for Sheepdog Lodge…amazing! To top it off, Sheepdog Lodge was listed as a ‘Gold Sponsor’ of the event!!!
A big thank you to Cpl. Jada Clarke for all her help with getting Sheepdog Lodge into this event.
By Walter Twiddy, Sheepdog Lodge facility donor