Community Heroes: Smiling Land smiles on the Gathering Place

Mark Vaughan-Jackson mvj@thetelegram.com
Published on March 10, 2014
Shown here (from left) are Paul Sparkes, executive vice-chair of Smiling Land Foundation, Sister Elizabeth Davis and Sister Sharon Fagan, Board Co-Chairs of The Gathering Place.— Submitted photo

The Smiling Land Foundation recently presented The Gathering Place with a $35,000 contributiion and a future commitment through the foundation’s annual Rockin’ Big Give event held each year in Toronto.

Shown here (from left) are Paul Sparkes, executive vice-chair of Smiling Land Foundation, Sister Elizabeth Davis and Sister Sharon Fagan, Board Co-Chairs of The Gathering Place. The Smiling Land Foundation consists of seven ordinary people with extraordinary plans and the hearts to match.  The Foundation strives to spread Canada’s warm and welcoming East Coast culture and spirit through The Rockin’ Big Give fundraiser in support of a different Newfoundland and Labrador charity each year.