Montes and citrus fundraisers

Montes in the New Year!

Mark your calendars! DCSC will be having our annual ‘big’ fundraiser on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at Montes Showbar Grill located at 245 Waverley Rd, Dartmouth.

Cory Tetford has again graciously agreed to perform for us. This is Cory’s third year helping us out with this fundraiser and if his previous two shows are anything to go by this is an event that you do not want to miss. We will also be having an auction as part of this fundraiser. More details will be coming but this is a great opportunity to raise money towards your swimmer’s MFC and also for raising funds for DCSC. Start inviting your family, friends and neighbours. Tickets will be $20 each. For every ticket you sell $10 goes to your swimmer’s MFC. If you are able to secure any auction items, half of what they sell for goes towards your swimmer’s MFC. When you are doing your Christmas shopping ask stores if they are willing to donate items for our auction. If you would like an official ‘ask’ letter for auction items please email We’ll be reaching out for some help organizing and running this event so this is also a way to earn some volunteer points.


DCSC Citrus Fundraiser details:

Hello DCSC Athletes,

Here are the prices for our December citrus fundraising order:
California Oranges (88 per case) - $54
Florida Grapefruit (36 per case) - $54
Medium Clementines, Spain (about 90 per case) - $54
Order deadline is Sunday, December 2nd.  Delivery date is 1800-2000, Friday, December 7th  at 288 Windmill Road, Unit 1.  Just go through the gate and around to the back.  Blue warehouse with white "288 unit 1" in upper left hand corner of building.
Please send all orders (total number of cases of each fruit) by December 2nd to .  Any questions, email
Swimmers will make $10 of fundraising credit for every case sold, $5 for a half case. Generally we offer family, friends, or neighbours the choice of a full case or half a case.  You can offer a quarter of case but generally this gets more difficult to manage on your end.  You can suggest if someone wants just a quarter then ask if they know someone who will buy the other quarter to make a half case.  When we submit the entire order to the supplier, all individual paddlers orders are tallied up and presented in total cases to the supplier.  Parents are expected to write a cheque for the entire amount of your swimmers order (made out to “DCSC”). The VP Finance will then pay the supplier for the entire invoice.  This happens on pick up date.  Everyone picks up their individual orders at the warehouse; drops off their cheque when you pick up your fruit; and you then deliver the fruit to your customers over the next couple of days.

Our new supplier for the past year, Gaby’s Fruits and Vegetables is excellent and owns a warehouse on 288 Windmill Road.  It is clean and large enough to back two vehicles in at a time to pick up fruit.  No more bad weather issues.  Conveniently local and you can make multiple trips to collect your fruit, worry free of weather.  Expected spoilage is about 1-2 pieces per case but the fruit quality is very high.  We will have a time, a couple days after the initial pick up day, to exchange your spoiled fruit.  They have been in business locally for over a decade and he is very supportive of sports teams and the community.   Please collect your orders over the next 4 weeks.  Go DCSC!  This quality of fruit you rarely see in the grocery store and if you do, it is priced higher.  The oranges and clementines are juicy, sweet and easy to peel.  Grapefruit are perfect ruby red.
Thank you
Geoff Bennett 

Attached is a document you can use to organize your personal orders.
Fundraising info:
I have NS Sportsweep tickets so please email if you would like any. Any sold tickets and money that is returned to me before Nov 24, 2018 will have it count towards your swimmer's first MFC payment (40 % due Nov 30).
If any parents would like an info session on how fundraisers work with DCSC please email me and I can set up a presentation. I can try to set one up for Needham pool and at Centennial or Dal if there is interest. Some info regarding fundraisers is attached. If you have any questions at any time please email and we'll try to answer them. Also, you can always reach out to Wendy Woodford or Stephanie Baker when you see us at the pool.