10 local groups received a helping hand from the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan.

On Wednesday (Mar.14), club president Stew Hennig presented a total of $5,300 from the Operation Red Nose efforts.
The recipients were the Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club, Fort Historical Society, Fort Music Festival, Fort Sask Ukrainian Dance, Girl Guides, KidSport, Fort Saskatchewan Multi-Cultural Association, the Fort Saskatchewan Skateboarding Society, Sync-Mowat School and Sync-SouthPointe School.
"We looked at it and considered that we could give one or two groups quite a large amount of money and they would be extremely happy. But If we give a little bit and spread it around to allow dozens of kids and parents to ease the strain on their funding to help them out a bit, that would be a better answer," said Hennig.
Operation Red Nose volunteers were busy in the Fort giving rides over the holidays. Across the 13 nights, they had 61 volunteers give 135 rides, covering 2780 kilometres.

Since the Operation Red Nose grants started up in the Fort over 10 years ago, they have donated more than $60,000 to local organizations.

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