UXBRIDGE: Recently, the volunteers of uxperience, the annual musical-variety performance that raises money for local charities and non-profit organizations, presented a cheque for $8,500 to the Uxbridge Creative Connections Support Program. The proceeds are from the 2019 show that took place in May, which was themed: Ux-traordinary People: Not All Heroes Wear a Cape. “We are proud to donate to this organization, a fee-for-service, non-profit organization that provides meaningful day programming for adults with intellectual disabilities,” said Kathy Bridgeman, who co-directed with her husband, Mike. “Robin Dwan and Rita van Halteren, who established Creative Connections, are true community heroes in every sense of the word.”
Robin said, “Uxbridge Creative Connections Support Program is very grateful for being chosen the 2019 uxperience Charity of the Year and for the very generous donation they have presented to us. We had such fun taking part in the various fundraisers and we are very proud of every one of our members being able to perform in the uxperience show. We thank you for allowing them to showcase their talents on stage. We have earmarked a good portion of this donation to help subsidize families that are struggling to pay for programming. With music being such a big part of our members’ lives, we look forward to supporting uxperience in any way we can in the years to come. All the uxperience members put so much time and effort into fundraising for the Uxbridge Community and a great big thank-you goes out to every one of you.”
The uxperience volunteers held several other events to bring in even more money. These included a butter tart festival, bowling night, night of helping to serve at Boston Pizza, and 50/50 draws. Cathy Newton produced this year’s roller-coaster of music, dance and skits. Directors included Christina Enns and James Brown for music, John Wood and Rich Helms for skits, Wendy Dunn and Christine Bowman for dance, and Laura Mombourquette and Jim Peacock for blacklight. Since uxperience began over 27 years ago, the group has donated more than $200,000 to local organizations. For more information on uxperience, visit https://www.uxperience.ca/.
Photo taken from https://www.uxperience.ca/.