Outdoor gala brings 'fire and ice' to Sudbury's Ramsey Lake
'This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury'
Sudbury's Ramsey Lake will be transformed into a winter spectacle this weekend to raise funds for the YWCA Genevra House women's shelter.
The inaugural Fire and Ice Outdoor Gala will take place near Science North and will feature figure skaters, musicians, horses, an ice bar, and a vintage snowmobile show.
"It's going to be something Sudbury has never seen before," organizer Paul Kusnierczyk said on CBC Radio's Morning North. "This is something in the spirit of northern Ontario, the spirit of Sudbury. Embrace the elements."
Kusnierczyk is one of three real estate agents at Royal LePage who are raising funds for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. That foundation will provide the funds to the YWCA Genevra House.
The trio are also trekking to the famed Machu Picchu in Peru as part of the fundraising effort. In order to go on the trek, they must raise $5,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
Kusnierczyk said he hopes the outdoor gala will become an annual event in the city.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person and can be purchased at United Way, the Royal LePage office located at 860 Lasalle Boulevard and both of the Old Rock Roastery locations.