Xenopus Employees Kick Off Holiday Celebration with Generous Donation


Employees at Xenopus in Morrisburg started their Christmas celebrations with a very generous donation of $600 to the 1st C.A.V. Sicily Unit for their ongoing project to support the Homeless Veterans Fund. The presentation was made on Monday, December 24 by Xenopus representatives, Keith MacDonald (Director of European Sales, left) and employee Barb Hodgson to C.A.V. president, Frank “Heafty” Malette. The Xenopus employees participate regularly in 50/50 draws to raise money, and the company matched what we raised, explained Hodgson in making the presentation. “This year we decided to donate the money through the Morrisburg Legion Poppy Fund to the Homeless Veterans Fund. As a member of the Legion and the granddaughter of a veteran, I am proud we have selected this charity. It is with great pleasure that we are able to present this cheque to you.” C.A.V. president, Heafty Malette was accompanied by C.A.V. members Julie “Mumbles” Malette, John “Saddle Tramp” Kennedy, Janet “Cookie” Trudeau and Reg “Bluenose II” Anderson and Legion Branch #48 Poppy chair Tom Fisher. Malette explained that “throughout the year we [C.A.V. Sicily Unit] raise money for the Homeless Veterans Fund which raises money for our veterans, who, for one reason or another end up living on the streets. Our biggest event is our Ride. We want to thank you very much for your generous donation.”  C.A.V. (Canadian Army Veterans) Sicily, formed in the summer of 2011, and is named for the 1943 Battle of Sicily. It consists of Veterans and supporters, most of whom ride motorcycles. Associated with Morrisburg Branch 48, the motorcycle unit participates in various events in the South Dundas community and supports the local Legion with the annual Poppy Campaign. Xenopus Inc. produces a high end line of dental burs and is located in the Morrisburg Industrial Park. It employs approximately 30-35 people. 


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