• Smiling woman wearing a winter hat and hoodie is standing beside a white horse in a stable.
  • Senior man holds up a sign that says: I am part of a volunteer team raising funds
  • Senior man paying for items at an event
  • Young man holds up a sign that says: I have paid employment at TimberMart
  • A young man stands with a senior male, the owner of TimberMart, they are smiling with their arm around each other's shoulder
  • A young man hold up a sign inside a pet store that says: I work at PetValu and I feel valued
  • A young man who works at PetValu stands beside his manager, a woman. They are both smiling.
  • Three men are sitting together and holding signs that say:I am a valued member of the Intercede International Team
  • A woman stands in her kitchen with a sign that reads: I have become independent in my own home
  • A woman makes herself some tea in her kitchen.
  • A senior woman holds a sign outside her home that reads: I reached my goal of living independently

2017 Fundraiser “Christmas In Canada ‘eh!”

Once Again . . . Fundraising Event Surpasses Expectations

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017, Community Living ~ Fort Erie held it’s Annual  Christmas Around the World Fundraiser celebrating “Christmas in Canada”.

The committee chose Canada this year to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, along with the Town of Fort Erie’s 160th Birthday and Community Living ~ Fort Erie’s 60 Years of Service to the Community.

Planning starts in February each year and the committee works diligently all year to prepare for this event.  Over $3,000.00 was donated in silent auction prizes and over $4,000.00 in raffle prizes.   Due to the dedication of our fabulous volunteer fundraising committee the event was extremely successful raising $34,758.00.  The proceeds will help to purchase a much needed wheelchair accessible van.  A portion of funds raised is also allocated to our Inclusive Opportunities Grant fund.

Our event was sold out again this year with over 340 people in attendance.  Maria’s Catering served different dishes from provinces across Canada.

Entertainment included a Neal Young guitarist, Neo Young/Gary Pooler, vocalists Joe Green and Hannah Tummillo.  The Canadian Anthem was also sung by Hannah.  Mayor Wayne Redekop addressed the crowd as did Robert Majkut, President of the Board and Vickie Moreland, Executive Director.

A special thank you to Constable Daniel Carter who attended the event as a representative of the RCMP and allowed our guests to take many pictures and ask questions!

Smart Booth Images photo booth was provided at no charge to our guests due to the generosity of Scotiabank, Boggio & Edwards Pharmacy and Erion Insurance Group.

J & B Pro Audio Full On Productions and D.J. Mike Maurice entertained the crowd and our guests danced throughout the evening.

 

Thank you to all our Amazing Volunteers, Sponsors and Community Partners. 

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF

THE FORT ERIE COMMUNITY!

 

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