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Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre manager makes a splash with 9-km fundraising swim

Brockville – She’s back with a splash for week four of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Sweat for Pets virtual fundraiser.

Marianne Carlyle, the manager of the Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre, will be making the plunge to help animals in need by swimming nine kilometres over a 12-hour period. Members of the media are invited to Centeen Park as Carlyle begins and ends each stage of this multi-stage swim.

  • Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Time: The swim will be divided into three stages of three kilometres each beginning at 8 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each stage of the swim will take approximately an hour.
  • Location: Centeen Park, 70 Water St E, Brockville.
  • Details: Carlyle will begin her swim at the Centeen Park waterfront, swim to Blockhouse Island and then return back to the park. This loop will be completed three times at each stage of the swim for a total of nine kilometres. Donations to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society will be accepted on site at the Society’s booth.

Please note that COVID-19 physical distancing protocols are in place for interviews.

Sweat for Pets kicked off on May 25 and inspires participants to get active while raising funds in support of vulnerable animals across Ontario. Participants can run, walk, ride, swim or create a unique challenge of their own. Choose a challenge that fits your fitness level and abilities. The swim marks the fourth of Carlyle’s fundraising challenge activities, with the finale planned for next week.

Are you up for the challenge? Visit sweatforpets.ca to register, donate and change the lives of animals in need across Ontario.