Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk
Cornwall, Ontario – On April 26, 2023, the Cornwall Square shopping mall was buzzing with excitement as the “Jail & Bail” fundraiser took place. The event was a fundraiser for The Hub For Beyond 21 Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides programs for adults with developmental disabilities in Cornwall, SD&G, and Akwesasne.
The event involved a mock jail, where local business people and engaged community members were “arrested” by the local RCMP detachment and Cornwall Police. The arrested individuals were then brought to the Cornwall Square Mall and had to raise their bail amount in order to be released. This year, the event also included a virtual arrest option.
Participants included Cornwall Mayor Justin Towndale, South Glengarry Fire Chief Dave Robertson, Centre 105 Executive Director Taylor Seguin, and many others.
“What a great day for sentencing people and to help a wonderful charity out,” said Brett Desrosiers, who acted as the judge for the event and dressed the part wearing a robe.
The funds raised from the event went directly to supporting Beyond 21’s mission of serving more adults with developmental disabilities. The organization aims to create a world where adults with developmental disabilities are heard, understood, and supported by society.
The “Jail & Bail” fundraiser was a great success, and all funds raised went directly towards supporting the Beyond 21 program. The event not only raised money for a great cause, but it also raised awareness about the importance of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in our communities.
For more information on this event and how to donate, visit The Beyond 21 website.