Markham Fair’s 2011 President Rob Miller and 1st Vice-President Phil Redshaw and Manager John Peco present a cheque to Allan Bell Director of Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and Dr. Bear. The cheque is presented on behalf of Markham Fair and World’s Finest Shows.
Markham Fair and World’s Finest Shows have felt passionate for a number of years about donating to Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Dr. Bear program.
Prior to 2001, Markham Fair would hold an annual beef auction where World’s Finest Shows would traditionally purchase the 1st place 4H beef calf and donate the meat from this sale to local retirement and special needs homes to help compensate the cost of providing meals to the residents of these homes. As time went by, the beef auction stopped at Markham Fair, however, World’s Finest Shows still felt strongly about their continued partnership with Markham Fair in donating to a charity within the Markham/Stouffville area.
At that time, the idea of donating to the Dr. Bear program was introduced by the Manager of Markham Fair, Dave Morrison, and has been an annual tradition ever since.
On January 13, 2012 Markham Fair, on behalf of World’s Finest Shows, once again presented a cheque to Markham Stouffville Hospital to contribute to this very worthwhile charity and wish the Dr. Bear program continued success.