New members welcomed to CRIC

January 27, 2016   ·   0 Comments

New members of the CRIC are (l to r) Alan Lacey, Lindsay Shearer and Tracy Ross.


The Community Recreation and Improvement Committee (CRIC) is excited to welcome three new members to the team: Alan Lacey, Lindsay Shearer and Tracy Ross. All are eager to set positive examples for their children and play active rolls within the community of Tottenham, a place they proudly call home.
In the day and age when everyone seems to be so busy, CRIC was thrilled with their interest.
“As a member of the TPS School Council, I found myself enjoying my involvement and wanting to make a bigger impact within the community,” Lacey said.
“When the opportunity arose to help to make our community that much better it was an easy decision to get involved,” Shearer noted.
“After volunteering at last year’s Car Draw and Dance, I was able to see how well CRIC volunteers worked together and that is what encouraged me to join this fantastic team,” said Ross.
The CRIC Car Draw and Dance is the group’s largest fundraising event that brings together over 1,000 people to the best nail-biting countdown event in town where over $40,000 in prizes is handed out, including a new car. Taking place in May every year, it’s the most fun way to start off the summer.
While Alan, Lindsay and Tracy were familiar with the event they wanted to be more than just guests to further support the purpose and role the event plays within the community. For Alan, CRIC is an organization that makes one of the largest impacts to the betterment of our community and hopes to contribute to help increase fundraising efforts. Lindsay would like the event to bring new residents together and encourage them to love the town as she does. Tracy would like more companies to support the event in order for CRIC to spend more on enhancements within the town.
CRIC is committed to raising funds to support many facets of life in Tottenham. To date, CRIC has raised over half a million dollars which has been donated to clubs, teams, cultural groups and to enhance parks and facilities. This is a big job that requires dedicated and many helping hands.
The three new members are very eager and have the goals as members of CRIC.
For Alan, it’s to increase fundraising efforts to do more within the community, making “Tottenham the go-to community where people inside and out enjoy what we have to offer and rave about us to their friends and family.”
Lindsay hopes to encourage new residents “to love the town as we do. I hope to see CRIC continue to host events – both small and large – and contribute to the improvement of the town amenities that we all enjoy.”
Tracy wants to see enhancements made to the skate park, addition of park benches, and a bridge at the Trans Canada Trail. Fill the programming gap for children aged 12-17 and help with funding towards a future youth centre.
Members of CRIC are grateful to Alan, Lindsay and Tracy for joining our volunteer committee. This growth helps to ensure their mandate is achieved and build upon our fundraising success to give back even more to our ever-expanding community.
The 2016 CRIC Car Draw and Dance will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the Tottenham Community and Recreation Centre. Tickets are $60 and admit up to four people. For more information about CRIC, please visit and become friends with them  on Facebook at

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