The Mavin/Monkman family who recently relocated to the village of Torquay were involved in a serious car accident at the end of October. In addition to a GoFundMe page, the small community has been working hard to provide additional financial support to their newest community members. 

The family of six were travelling to Alberta when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. All family members survived; however, one adult and one child were rushed to Calgary for surgery where they remain. 

To help ease the costs incurred to the young family the Torquay community has come together. 

Working with TL Laser Designs, Shaina Deschner and Tessa Terret put together a Paint Night fundraiser at the Torquay Community Center. 

“We know that they're new to the community, very new and we just want to show our support and that we're here for them and thinking about them. We know they have a long road recovery ahead of them.” said the organizers.  

Deschner explained that coming from a small town she believes the most important thing the community can do is come together and give back. 

“I just personally would never want to be in a situation where I'm struggling and I know that this family is right now and they need all of the backup that they could possibly get, and I feel like community is everything.” 

Another resident has set up a Cheesecake in a Jar Fundraiser which will be running until November 28 with the help of Estevan’s Creative Eats. The money raised will be going to support the family and ease some financial strain over the holiday season.

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