Rosiak Carpentry Ltd. supports Cedar Bay with $1500 donation
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla - Staff Writer
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of starting his business, Rosiak Carpentry Ltd, Sioux Lookout resident Nelson Rosiak donated a sum of $1500 to support Friends of Cedar Bay operations.
“I decided to donate to Friends of Cedar Bay because as a born and raised resident and business owner in Sioux Lookout I find it important to support local functions, businesses and non-profit organizations. Every year I choose one organization or individual at random and by doing that, is my way of giving back to the community,” shared Rosiak.
Rosiak Carpentry Ltd. recently shared a post on their Facebook page stating the business would be donating $1000 to Friends of Cedar Bay. The company offered to donate another $500 if the post received more than 300 likes. The post exceeded that target.
“Nelson (Rosiak) did indeed present us with a big check,” shared Friends of Cedar Bay Chair Bobbi Roberts. She added, “It was for $1,500 thanks to all those likes on his Facebook Page. He also took the time to chat with some of the volunteers about things a local contractor might do to help over the years – whether it be insight on a repair or keeping an eye out for salvageable wood for fencing that might otherwise be discarded. What a wonderful family and business to have in the community.”
Roberts shared that as provincial COVID-19 restrictions loosen, this donation will contribute to community events for the Blueberry Festival, as well as other future programs for the community, such as Boo at the Bay.
Rosiak shared that this donation is on behalf of his family, who love to visit the horses at Cedar Bay regularly. He added, “There recently was a challenge to match a donation of $1000 from a generous donator and that spiked my interest in my choice for this year. I hope that my donation will spike a rippling effect and others will follow as Cedar Bay is non-profit organization and will help them with improvements around Cedar Bay.”
Roberts invites community members to enjoy some safe ‘distanced’ time at the pavilion, which has now also been equipped with a power supply. She added that individuals interested in making smaller donations to support Friends of Cedar Bay may contribute using the donation box by the stable.