At noon on Friday, May 5th, Paul "Relly" Rellinger, along with the generous help from the Peterborough Fire Department, will be lifted to the roof of The Brick, located at 1200 Lansdowne St. W. While Habitat For Humanity volunteers collect donations in the parking lot below, Paul will live atop The Brick until noon on Sunday, May 7th.
A highlight of the weekend will be a live music showcase outside The Brick on Saturday, May 6th, starting at 1 p.m. Featured performers are Rick and Gailie Young, Jan Schoute, Terry Guiel, John Crown, Elyse Saunders and Austin Carson. As well, barbecued hot dogs and soft drinks will be served by Habitat For Humanity volunteers over the course of the three days.
Presented as part of the annual Peterborough Cares fundraising initiative, founded by Camille Parent, 2016 saw a combined total of $19,690.95 raised—with Relly On The Roof accounting for $9,375.65 of that total.
For the Relly On The Roof event, Derek Deyell, manager of The Brick, is volunteering his time and store resources. Also providing invaluable support are Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Scotiabank, Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza.
Organizing Relly On The Roof on behalf of Habitat For Humanity is Resource Development Manager Emily Ferguson, while Community Engagement Co- Ordinator Kate Cook is responsible for the volunteer component which the event is so reliant on. Both can be reached at 705.750.1456.