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Aug. 4, 2020 | Tuesday
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Corvettes cruise into town to raise money for SickKids
Chase Kostiuk started a charity Corvette cruise in memory of his mother who died because of cancer. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Chase Kostiuk lost his mother to cancer last September and in her honour, he decided to start a charity Corvette cruise.

The result: About 32 corvettes made an appearance in Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturday afternoon and over $1,000 was raised for SickKids Hospital.

Kostiuk, who lives just south of Barrie, said he saw that the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto ­­is accepting gift donations for mothers and because he couldn’t do anything for Mother’s Day this May, he decided to raise money for the hospital.

“This is just me giving back to mothers,” he said.

Kostiuk said 57 Corvettes were supposed to come for a drive, but some couldn’t join because of the poor weather.

With cruisers coming from different parts of the province, the drive started outside Niagara Falls, said Kostiuk, making a lunch stop at Butler’s Bar and Grill in NOTL, before proceeding to the route and heading home.

The drive was also organized thanks to the HDR Corvette Cruisers group and its members who came out to support Kostiuk. In a Facebook post, Kostiuk said $1,050 was raised.

He will use the money to buy fleece blankets that he will deliver to SickKids, he told The Lake Report.