Portage Atlantic is deeply moved by the showing of community support at the fourth annual Summer Kick Off benefit concert held on May 28, 2011 in Florenceville-Bristol. Over 1,500 people were in attendance to enjoy music by Clay Harrison, Common People, and Flat Top.
Proceeds of over $42,000 from the event will help Portage Atlantic provide enriched programs and services for the youth seeking substance abuse treatment at the Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre. In addition to the financial benefit, the event has also raised awareness about Portage in Carleton County’s communities through significant media coverage and word of mouth.
A very special thank you to all volunteers for their tireless efforts and to our major sponsor, Ayr Motor Express for their kind generosity in making this year’s Annual Summer Kick Off benefit concert another outstanding event! Since this annual concert began in 2008, it has raised over $135,000 for Portage Atlantic.