A Barrie company has big plans to celebrate a milestone anniversary next month while giving back at the same time.
The Lice Squad will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a big party featuring retro music, classic cars and skydiving. While promising fun for all, it will also serve as a charity fundraiser for two women’s shelters in Simcoe County.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to invite people to come out, dress up and enjoy a throwback to the 80s benefit concert and a superhero skydive. “said Dawn Mucci, CEO of The Lice Squad. “It wasn’t hard for people to say yes, because jumping out of a plane equates to the bravery and courage it takes for a woman to get out of an abusive relationship.”
On June 17, those brave enough to dive from the sky will meet at 11 a.m. on Wasaga Beach at the Edenvale Airfield. These divers will land in Klondike Park.
Later in the day, a car show and concert featuring 80s music will take over, with all funds going to the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie and My Friend’s House of Wasaga Beach.
“The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has been over capacity for years. When COVID arrived, it really increased for us,” says Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director of Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie. “We really encourage our community to come out, support the event and know that you are making a big difference in the lives of women and their children.”
You can support by participating or donating online. For more details on the event, click on here.