Carla, Robert, Vanessa and Kevin selling 50/50 tickets

May the 4th Be With Us! - Can DO It For Mom Fundraiser

By Kim / May 25, 2014


Article Written By: Joan Leslie-Thomson

Miraculously the skies cleared, the sun shone and the feeling of spring was finally upon us as Can DO People’s families and friends gathered  Sunday, May 4th at Tavern United/Canad Inns for our ‘Can Do it for Mom’ burger and bevy fundraiser.  As we are “Can Do-ers”, word spread quickly and interest blossomed with 107 guests joining us for a delicious lunch and an opportunity to broaden our friendships and raise awareness of Can DO People.  Spotted amongst the group: Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Olympic silver medallist Janine Hanson, Mrs. Molly Maid herself, Heather Lamontagne as well as our biggest heroes: Robert, Haillee, Kevin, Carla, Stephen and Noah.

Our event held a 50/50 draw and an amazing silent auction themed “What would Mom want?” Prize baskets included gift certificates for: spas, lunches, housecleaning, flowers, car rentals, artwork, Jets memorabilia and a coffeemaker to name just a few.  Both draws were well received and thanks to our generous guests, we all came out winners raising $3294.50 for Can DO People.  

A huge THANK YOU to the following:

-Tavern United/Canad Inn Polo Park for providing us with this opportunity to raise awareness and funds

-Can DO People board and staff members’ family and friends for spreading the word and supporting this event

-CTV Morning Live and Winnipeg Free Press for promoting Can DO People and this event

-All the businesses and private donors for their generous contributions to our amazing silent auction

What would Mom want?

  It’s simple—HOPE for our young adults’ future to be filled with happiness and lifelong learning.  Mom got her wish—THANKS to Can DO People and your support!

It’s a Winnipeg thing!




Can DO It For Mom Silent Auction Winners






Tassimo coffee maker

House coat set


$10 Stride Ahead gift certificate



Helen McFarlane


Serving Platter


Brie Baker

Wooden flower

Floral Fixx – 3 months of bouquets

Bernstein’s Deli $25 gift certificate

Sobey’s $50 gift certificate



Kristen McCowan


Tiber River Naturals gift pack

Hand and Foot Treatment

Bang Hair $42 gift certificate

Fabutan Bucks

Dinner for 2 @ Holiday Inn, Airport West

Pedicure buffer



Ted Lightly


Cheese and cracker gift basket

Oakwood Café $10 gift certificate

Sobey’s $50 gift certificate




Carla Hayden


Transcona Hairstyles and Esthetics Tranquility Package $106 value

Pembina Village Restaurant $25 gift certificate

Fabutan Bucks

Makeup bag kit

Pedicure buffer

Debi lilly candle

Barefoot bath balm & 2 O.P.I. hand lotions

Yardley face and body mask

Winnipeg U-Drive gift certificate – one free weekend rental




Peter Grogan


Game used autographed James Wright hockey stick from the Hockey Fights Cancer Game

Jets drawstring bag

Oakwood Café $10 gift certificate

Joey’s mug and lunch gift certificate

Big Guy’s Bucks $10 gift certificate



Colette Taylor


2 Zero Gravity Lounge chairs



Aurore Chartier


Canvas Painting “The Thaw” by Gord Hagman

Hair Designer Taylor Hair – hair cut and highlights $85 value

Santa Lucia Pizza gift certificate

Fabutan bucks

Prime Massage Therapy gift certificate – one hour massage

KMS California Hair spray



Jill Free


2  Joey’s glasses & 2 free lunches

wooden pen set

Jets baseball cap

Our Jets at Home Cookbook

(signed by Olli & Katerina Jokinen, Marissa Curatolo and Mark Scheifle)

Hockey Talks t-shirt worn by James Wright

Big Guy Bucks $20 gift certificate

Supper Central  $50 gift certificate

Bonfire Bistro $25 gift certificate





Golf Launchpad Flite PS3 Game

Goldeyes Windbreaker

Big Guy’s Bucks $10 gift certificate

Joey’s mug and free lunch

Stride Ahead $10 gift certificate

Fabutan bucks

MTS Classic Golf Windbreaker

Tracker boats hat

Oakwood Café $10 gift certificate

Asics lunch bag, water bottle and lanyard



Cal Taylor


Framed painting “Winter Forest” by Gord Hagman

One night stay at Canad Inns gift certificate

Rae and Jerry’s $25 gift certificate



Joan Leslie-Thomson


Hanging flower basket

Gardening gloves

Gardening tools

Thirsty garden light

Quark’s  $100 gift certificate

Flower Fixx  gift certificate – 3 months of flowers

Holiday Inn Airport West gift certificate for a dinner for two

Stride Ahead $10 gift certificate

Fabutan Bucks



Cal Taylor


Molly Maid Cleaning Service - $315 value

Bev Kaufmann