Long Range Shrine Club to host Fourth Annual Cardboard Box Race

The Long Range Shrine Club is hosting their Fourth Annual Cardboard Box Race on April 6, 2019 at 1PM. Be the fastest down the hill with your homemade cardboard winter vehicle. There are prizes to be won and it’s certainly a lot of fun! See below for details, categories, and rules.

Kids sliding down a hill in a cardboard box vehicle.

  • – The races will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Marble Mountain, NL.
  • – Registration will take place from 10 AM to Noon on the day of the races in the main lobby,
    adjacent to guest services.
  • – Registration Fee is $10 / team of 2
  • – All vehicles will be inspected for compliance to rules at the time of registration. The decision
    of judges are final.
  • – All participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to participating in the event.
  • – All participants under 19 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form on
    their behalf before participating in any races.

There will be five categories for competition:

  1. Elementary (Gr. 4-6)
  2. Junior High (Gr. 7-9)
  3. High School (Gr. 10-12)
  4. Parent & Child
  5. Open Category: for any corporate or individual teams interested
  • – Timed races will start at 1 PM by category, with two vehicles participating in each race.
  • – The winners will be the team with the fastest time in each category.
  • – In the event of a tie in any category, winners will be determined by a run off race.
  • – One prize of a $50.00 Marble Mountain gift card will be awarded to the team with the fastest time in each category. One prize for most creative vehicle and one prize for most spirited team will also be awarded. Seven prizes in total.

 

Rules

  • – Vehicles must be constructed only with cardboard, paint, tape, glue, rope, twine, and plastic
    wire-ties.
  • – Vehicles must have a front, rear, bottom, and two sides.
  • – The sliding surface must be either uncoated cardboard or cardboard covered with tape.
  • – No other substance may be on the sliding surface (absolutely no sprays or waxes).
  • – No wood, plastic or metal may be used for anything but decorations (which are encouraged!)
  • – Decorations must not pose a hazard to participants or spectators.
  • – Preexisting metal staples in cardboard must be covered with tape on both sides.
  • – Participants must be able to push or pull their vehicles to the top of the track.
  • – Helmets are encouraged for all but are mandatory for all participants under 19 years of age.
  • – All vehicles must cross the finish line to qualify for prizes…not necessarily intact, but all
    participants and (most of) their vehicle must cross the finish line.
  • – Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for disqualification.
  • – Participants are not allowed to strap themselves into their vehicle.
  • – Cardboard box vehicles can be left in the receiving area by the Main Lodge and will be recycled by Marble Mountain. Please bring your derby box, or the remnants of the box to the area adjacent to the dumpsters (near the base of the Black Mariah).

 

 

Junior Miss Newfoundland and Labrador Donates to Mazol Shriners

A very unique fundraising project was undertaken in September by contestants in the Junior Miss Newfoundland and Labrador Competition. This year contestants chose Mazol Shriners as the beneficiary of their fundraising activities. From Every Corner of our Province, St. John’s to Labrador, contestants engaged in several weeks of personal fundraising activities, all with the goal of contributing to Mazol’s Patient Transportation Fund.

Mazol Shriner crowning the winner of the Junior Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador competition.

On the evening of September 16th, at the crowning of Miss Junior NL, it was announced that a total of $9,823.75 had been raised and would be donated to Mazol Shriners. Sarah Pitcher of Winterton was the winner of Mazol Shriner’s Youth Leadership Award in recognition of her efforts in raising $2010.40.

Mazol Shriners accepting donation from Junior Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador.

Members of the Trinity Conception Shrine Club were in attendance for the presentation. Mazol is indeed most grateful for being  chosen as the charity of choice for 2018.

This article originally appeared in the Mazol Connection. For more great stories about everything Mazol Shriners, check out the latest issue of the Mazol Connection!

 

Compass Shrine Club makes $10,000 donation to special OI Project

The Compass Shrine Club in Mount Pearl recently made a very generous donation in the amount of $10,000 in support Lady Sharon Rose’s OI Home Splint Kit Project. The money will be used by our Shriners Canadian Hospital in Montreal to produce and publish a colouring book which will help kids who are dealing with Ostiogenesis Imperfecta (OI), or Brittle Bone Disease. This is all part of the Hospital’s efforts to become an International Centre of Excellence for osteogenesis imperfects research.  Mazol’s Hospital Board representative, Ill Sir Roger Tinkham, made the presentation during a recent Board meeting in Montreal.

Way to go, Compass Shrine Club and Lady Sharon!

 

Winners of the 2018 Mazol Shriners Fezeroo Announced

It was another successful year for the Fezeroo Sweepstakes! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. Your contribution will go a long way by helping children across Newfoundland and Labrador receive specialized medical care from Shriners Hospitals for Children.

See below for the winning ticket numbers.

1st Prize – Vehicle – #06249
2nd Prize – $1,000 – #53746
3rd Prize – $500 – #34763