Christmas Fund Broadcast

This year’s event: Christmas Fund Broadcast on Sunday

What a wonderful event, raising over $18 000 for local charities!

A very successful event, congratulations to all the performers, the volunteers and to Bayshore Broadcasting and the Sun Times!

The United Way is fortunate to receive a pledge of $3000 from the event to our utility program.

The RBC Royal Bank branch in Owen Sound will continue to collect pledges and deposit the money directly into the fund account. The bank will also issue charitable receipts to donors.


The first $10,000 raised will be divided among three important communities needs:

– $5,000. to Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce Inc.
– $3,000. to the Utility Assistance program of United Way Bruce Grey
– $2,000. to the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce

All remaining funds will be divided equally among 20 local charities, each with an emphasis on children, youth or seniors:

Beaver Valley Outreach (Food Bank) Thornbury
Bruce Grey Child & Family Services Foundation
Brucelea Haven (County Home) Walkerton
Gateway Haven (County Home) Wiarton
Golden Town Outreach (Food Bank) Meaford
Grey Bruce Autism
Grey Bruce Women’s Centre (Emergency Shelter) Owen Sound
Grey Gables (County Home) Markdale
Keystone Residence Program for Youth at Risk
Lee Manor (County Home) Owen Sound
OSHaRE (Owen Sound Hunger Relief Effort)
Owen Sound & Intertownship Firefighters Toy Drive
Participation Lodge
Rainbow Program (for traumatized children) with Canadian Mental Health Assoc.
Rockwood Terrace (County Home) Durham
Salvation Army (Food Bank) Owen Sound
Safe ‘N Sound (Homelessness Initiative) Owen Sound
St. John’s Ambulance
Victim Services Grey-Bruce
Women’s House of Bruce County (Emergency Shelter)