by Rhonda Massad
Hundreds of community-minded souls showed up at 3 Brasseurs in Pointe Claire on Friday, Oct 21, to show their support to West Island Community Shares (WICS) who in turn will continue to show up for more than 40 West Island community organizations.
WICS new Executive Director, Leanne Bayer, was more than pleased with the turnout of this year’s campaign launch.
“We will be hosting more events that are geared towards the community,” she said.
Bayer hopes to engage more of the community in the latest campaign with events that are accessible to families. She aims to unite long-standing WICS corporate sponsors with the community.
Earlier this year when West Island Blog interviewed Bayer, she admitted to having large shoes to fill in her new position. Caroline Tison, former Executive Director of WICS, put her support behind Bayer by showing up for her successors first event along with many local politicians and organization leaders.
“It is an incredible feeling to see the community out sharing a simple meal to help children like those we serve,” stated Francesca Corso, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island, “this is what it is all about.”
WICS hopes to match last years efforts and raise $1.2 million dollars for 40 charitable groups on the West Island.