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9th Annual Hope Award Gala 6:00 pm
9th Annual Hope Award Gala @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 9th annual Hope Award Gala will take place on Friday, June 1st, 2018. This is the must attend event of the year in the Niagara region, with impressive sold-out crowds. In fact, more than 4,000 guests have attended the Hope Award over the past eight years. Pathstone Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Hope Award Gala Signature guest speaker is Steven Page. As one of Canada’s most recognized artists, Page enjoyed over two decades of success as the co-founder and lead singer of The Barenaked Ladies. This popular Canadian band toured the globe, sold upwards of 14 million albums, received two Billboard Awards and six Junos along the way. Page will join The Barenaked Ladies this March as they will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, while serving as a guest host on CBC’s “The Current,” Page acknowledged his own struggles with depression and other forms of mental illness. His intelligent, honest and candid approach to the subject has been overwhelmingly positive. Since then, Page has been in demand as a speaker on the topic. He’s addressed countless audiences, including college and university students about living well, feeling better and healing through music. Page is utterly at home onstage. Expect his keynote speech to be filled with personal stories intertwined with performances of some of his original music. The Hope Award Gala committee is also pleased to present this year’s Hope Award to the late Dianne Sheppard. Sheppard was instrumental in addressing children’s...
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Women’s Place Book Riot 4:00 pm
Women’s Place Book Riot @ Gale Centre
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm
Join Women’s Place for the 41st annual Book Riot! Please note the new dates and location. Choose from thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles, puzzles, games, vintage books, children’s books, comics, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, rare books and more. The sale runs June 7-10 at the Gale Centre. Wednesday: 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m-9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Want the best selection? Join Women’s Place for the pre-sale event on June 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a minimum $10 entry fee in support of Women’s Place. Proceeds support survivors of domestic violence in Niagara. For more information, visit http://womensplacesn.org/. Volunteer opportunities also available. This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic 11:00 am
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am
The annual Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic benefits the services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. This day includes: 18 holes of golf Driving range Golfer gift Free drink on golf course Use of golf cart Lunch at Peninsula Lakes Dinner at Peninsula Lakes Wine during dinner Contests at holes Live & silent auction With your paid registration received before May 3, 2018 you will be entered to win the Early Bird Draw prize. Registration and sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Terry to register (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation.
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No Fixed Address
No Fixed Address @ General Motors
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day
YWCA Niagara Region’s signature fundraiser No Fixed Address is back! Join the YWCA on June 8/9 at General Motors and live out of your car for 24 hours! Raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness here in our own backyards. To donate, register, volunteer, or to simply learn more visit http://www.nfaniagara.com/. No Fixed Address is an event experience to raise awareness and funds to help solve the rising problem of hidden homelessness, to educate about the reasons behind those who are calling their car “home”, and to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the “hidden homeless.” This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.
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LDANR’s Walk With Me for LD 9:30 am
LDANR’s Walk With Me for LD @ Heartland Forest
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their “Walk With Me for LD” spring event! Participants will walk the trails at Heartland Forest and enjoy a BBQ. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including inflatables, games and activities with lots of fun prizes. Each child will go home with a book donated by Book Outlet. Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara.
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Kids Ultimate Challenge in Support of Niagara Health Foundation 10:00 am
Kids Ultimate Challenge in Support of Niagara Health Foundation @ Burgoyne Woods Park
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the Niagara Health Foundation at Burgoyne Woods Park on Sunday, June 10th for this 6th annual day of MUD, SWEAT, & CHEERS! The Kids Ultimate Challenge is a non-competitive 1K obstacle course for children ages 4-13 who are looking for a unique experience. Each challenger will negotiate their way through a course that requires them to leap hurdles, crawl on their bellies, and even swing over a pit of mud! Registration is $30 and includes the obstacle experience, a medal at the Finish Line presented by St. Catharines Firefighters, snacks, access to the Kid’s Fun Zone, and a t-shirt! Proceeds will be directed toward the Children’s Health Unit at Niagara Health for priority patient care equipment. To register, volunteer or for more information please visit: www.kidsultimatechallenge.com This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.
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Early Bird Draw in Support of Hospice Niagara
Early Bird Draw in Support of Hospice Niagara
Jun 17 all-day
Tickets are now on sale for Hospice Niagara’s 5 Car Draw! Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? How about a chance to win $1,000 cash, $10,000 cash or a brand new car? Whether it’s for Mom or you, don’t miss your chance to win. Tickets are $25 or less in a bundle. Every person with a life-limiting illness, and their family, deserve compassionate and comforting palliative care. With your help, Hospice Niagara provides no-cost residential and at-home care across Niagara. Tickets are available at Niagara branches of FirstOntario Credit Union, Meridian Credit Union, PenFinancial Credit Union or stop by The Stabler Centre, 403 Ontario St. in St. Catharines. This fundraiser is in support of Hospice Niagara.
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Ride Don’t Hide 8:00 am
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Be a part of something bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018. When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. Ride or walk in plain sight this year and help us raise funds to support immediate mental health services offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara. This year’s event will support the Safe Beds program, a voluntary, non-medical facility that offers 24/7 crisis counselling and a safe therapeutic environment for individuals to stay on a short-term basis in order to work through their crisis. This event is designed for participants of all ages, with a 5km low-intensity route located on Brock University’s campus, and more challenging 15km and 25km routes extending down Cataract Rd towards Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm. This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.
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Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be a part of something bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018.

When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. Ride or walk in plain sight this year and help us raise funds to support immediate mental health services offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara.

This year’s event will support the Safe Beds program, a voluntary, non-medical facility that offers 24/7 crisis counselling and a safe therapeutic environment for individuals to stay on a short-term basis in order to work through their crisis.

This event is designed for participants of all ages, with a 5km low-intensity route located on Brock University’s campus, and more challenging 15km and 25km routes extending down Cataract Rd towards Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm.

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

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25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals.

Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses.

Reserve your spot today!

For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108.

This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

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Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Amazing Race Niagara 2018 @ Polonia Park
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Amazing Race Niagara is a car rally, scavenger hunt & team competition that takes place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. It’s a fun team event where teams of four travel by car throughout the Niagara Region competing against each other and the clock, completing various activities/challenges in order to receive clues for the next location.

You can ‘Be a Hero for just one day’ and let children & youth impacted by abuse in our region know you care.

Over 90% of the funds raised from this event directly support the much needed programs and services required to provide help, healing & support to children, youth and their families. We could not do this without the generous support of our caring community partners. Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a registered charitable organization, we operate without any core government funding, therefore your support is very much appreciated.

People commit acts of heroism each & every day. Amazing Race Niagara is your chance to create your own team of Heroes, gather family, friends & colleagues, register your team of Heroes at http://www.amazingraceniagara.ca. ‘You can be a Hero just for one day’ to Niagara’s children & youth who have experienced abuse.

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre.

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