Last week, 10 pairs from the Langton Skating Club and area minor hockey associations participated in the CBC Mini Battle of the Blades Competition, performed in front of a full house at the Langton Arena and filmed by a CBC production crew.
The event was open to the general public by donation.
Thanks to the community's generosity, Chris Denn, president of the Langton Skating Club, announced a significant donation to Norfolk KidSport.
“The community donated generously at the event and on behalf of the Langton Skating Club and the Langton Mini Blades a contribution of $1,000 will be made to Norfolk KidSport,” said Denn in a media release.
Norfolk KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sports.
“This is a sizable donation to Norfolk KidSport and it will directly benefit children in our community so that they too can participate in sports,” said Lisa Girard, Active Living Coordinator for Norfolk County, who was ecstatic over the donation.
Paige Vandendriessche and Jordan Vanacker, the winning pair representing the Langton Skating Club, have been highlighted on the CBC Battle of the Blades website. The two 11-year-olds are competing against six other local winners from across Canada to win a trip to Toronto to attend the season finale of the Battle of the Blades later this month.
Online voting closed Tuesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. EST.