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On the 22nd of June, 2013, the tabletop and video gaming communities of St. John’s will partner together in support of the Community Food Sharing Association for a fund-raising event called Cheat for Charity. Cheat for Charity is to take place in the College of the North Atlantic gymnasium, 1 Prince Phillip Drive, from 12:00pm-9:00pm, and is open to gamers of all types, whether you’re a seasoned Magic fan, or just someone looking to have a good time and donate to a worthwhile cause. The event aims to bring the community together in a celebration of gaming, fun, and human generosity. The event is a coordinated effort by NL Gamer, Goodwill Gaming, and St. John’s TableTop Community.

The charity mechanism of Cheat for Charity involves donating non-perishable food items and money for ‘cheats’ during the games held at the event. For tournaments and organized games, these cheats will have been pre-decided and pretested by our volunteers, and will range in price depending on the strength of the cheat. Guests are free to come up with cheats of their own to play during casual games. Along with tournaments in Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer 40k, Super Mario 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye 64, and Pokemon Stadium, guests are welcome to bring their own games, or play single-run games from those donated by our volunteers and sponsors. Timemasters and Midgard Gaming have donated prizes for the Warhammer 40K and Magic: The Gathering tournaments respectively. In addition, various door prizes donated by Nether World Collectibles, Outcast Gaming, Downtown Comics, J Korean Restaurant, Formosa Tea House, and the Happy Hummus Hut will be raffled off during the event.

The number of tickets received will depend on the food item, or amount of money donated:

One Ticket: Canned Food, $2
Two Tickets: Crackers, Cookies, Muffins, Tea, Instant Coffee, Dried Pasta, Kraft Dinner, Cake Pastries, Peanut Butter, Granola Bars, Juice 1L
Three Tickets: Coffee Grounds, Large box of Rice, Cereal, Baby Formula

Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/196222210501991/?fref=ts

Title quoted from the post off NLgamer.ca. Table top and video gaming communities of Newfoundland have come together to present Cheat for Charity. Held on June 22, 2013, Cheat for Charity is to take place in the College of the North Atlantic gymnasium and cafeteria from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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The way Cheat for Charity works, for those of you that may not be aware, is pretty basic. Donate non-perishable  food items to get “cheat tickets” that can be used toward any of the table top tournaments or video games.

The game tournaments that are available are Magic: the Gathering, Warhammer 40K, Goldeneye 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Pokemon Stadium, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Guests are encouraged to bring their own games if those that are listed are not of interest.

And what tournament would be complete without prizes. So to give something worth your time (besides of course helping a charity in need) We have Prizes! Prizes are in donation from local hobby shops and business, authors and possibly more!

Come check out Cheat for Charity, bring the kids and help out your local food bank!

As I announced last week I was in attendance at the 2013 Janeway Telethon. I was proud to be a part of this amazing foundation as a volunteer this weekend. And a special thank you to all of you that donated we raised.. wait for it…. wait for it… $2,973,875! How amazing, what a show of support for the children! While the lines were open until 12 midnight (NST) I would hope that we did reach the 3 million mark. CONGRATULATIONS AND GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!

Join us for the 2013 Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon broadcasting on NTV – Saturday, June 1 (6:30 pm – 9:30 pm) and Sunday, June 2 (9:00 am – 7:00 pm) Newfoundland time. I will be volunteering my services to this worthwhile cause this weekend. For more information or to donate to this cause http://www.janewayfoundation.nf.ca/telethon/.
For those of you that are not familiar, The Janeway Children’s Health & Rehabilitation Centre provides excellence in specialized health care in a compassionate, supportive environment, to our province’s sick and injured children. Each child cared for at the Janeway inspires us with their courage and determination to be well. It is this determination that drives our staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for these children, constantly exploring and researching new treatments and health care regimens, maximizing every available resource.

The 670 nurses, technicians and support staff and 110 physicians, within the Janeway Children’s and Women’s Health Program, provide primary, secondary and tertiary care services, on both an inpatient and ambulatory basis, for children from infancy to 18 years of age.  As well, a full range of maternal services are provided in obstetrics and gynecology.
The Mental Health and Addictions Program operates services located in the Janeway Hospital as well as the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Service.
The Janeway, in affiliation with Memorial University, serves as a primary clinical resource for pediatric and obstetric teaching and research. Through a broad range of health professions in medicine, nursing and related health services, the hospital and university work together – training the health care providers of tomorrow.

Our children depend on us to care for them, when we as parents cannot help our sick children The Janeway can. Lets support our children by supporting such an amazing cause! Donate Now!