NOMINATION #1

Organization Name: Bluewater Summer Playhouse
Address : 707 Queen St., Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Y9
Website/e mail: www.bluewatersummerplayhouse.com
Phone: 1-877-396-5722
Mission Statement: For 24 years, the Bluewater Summer Playhouse has been bringing live theatre to Kincardine and it remains the only professional theatre in Bruce County. The Playhouse puts on 4-6 shows in a summer season. A mix of comedy, musicals, and special performances. The theatre operates from July to the end of August.
The Organization serves the following population: Bluewater Summer Playhouse entertains theatre fans from far and wide. They have a a special focus on giving to the Kincardine community, by employing over 60 local students, helping them gain experience from theatre professionals and earn money for school. They have also operate a summer drama camp inspiring up to 50 youth per year aged 6-12 years.
The donated funds would be used to: Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of performances, royalties, salaries, etc. Funds would be used to support the exciting 2018 season planned to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and provide some buffer as they navigate the balancing act between meeting budgets and maintaining affordable ticket prices.
The Organization’s current sources of funding are: Ticket sales, membership campaigns, some sponsorship, and sometimes a grant or two to support hiring a student. This past summer they mounted a successful membership campaign to obtain 150 memberships at $100 each which fully addressed the rent arrears situation.

Note re below question on not-for-profit or charity status. They are a not-for-profit, but not-for-profits are not able to issue charitable receipts, only registered charities can do that.

The Organization is a registered not-for-profit/charity able to provide tax receipts: yes

NOMINATION #2

Organization Name: Paddy Walker Heritage Society
Address : 235 Harbour Street, Kincardine, N2Z 2X9
Website/e mail: walkerhousemuseum@gmail.com
Phone: 519-396-1850
Mission Statement: To restore, maintain and preserve the historical building in the Town of Kincardine known as the Walker House and to keep the building open to viewing by the public;

To establish, maintain and operate a museum to store and exhibit objects to illustrate the historical heritage of the Town of Kincardine and surrounding areas;

To preserve our historical heritage by providing educational programs to increase the public’s awareness of our historical buildings, structures and heritage.

The Organization serves the following population: Municipality of Kincardine and surrounding areas, tourists, visitors and community members including schools within and not limited to Bruce County.
The donated funds would be used to: To develop displays at the Museum, maintain Walker House building.
The Organization’s current sources of funding are: Grants and donations and fundraising events
The Organization is a registered not-for-profit/charity able to provide tax receipts: yes


NOMINATION #3

Grey Bruce Animal Shelter

My charitable foundation is Grey Bruce Animal Shelter.  When speaking to one of the volunteers I was advised they need to raise $75,000 to $80,000 yearly to cover their costs.

It was 1989, when a group in Sydenham Township dedicated themselves to creating a facility to care for local stray and distressed animals. By 2003, they had raised the necessary $340,000 and building construction began on land (12 acres) donated by local farmer Ed Tottenham.

Today, sustained totally by volunteers, this no-kill shelter meets the needs of homeless animals looking for their new “Forever Home”. I asked if they were associated with the SPCA and they said no.   They did not want to form a partnership with the SPCA as their policy is if an animal is not adopted by a certain time, then it is euthanized.     So the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter is independent. 

On average they place 50 to 60 dogs and 50 to 60 cats on a yearly basis.  As a Registered Charity, they do have a Board of Directors and Officers plus a general Membership.  Their Membership costs $10 per year and their Annual General Meeting is held in March. Participation as a member makes the world of difference to pets in need who call the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter home.  A new Board of Directors was recently formed and are looking to service more animals, which means they will need to enlarge the current shelter.  

Most people have a pet or remember a dear dog or cat that was in their life.   I know I do.   Having this shelter to provide families in Grey Bruce with the ability to chose a family pet has been a very rewarding experience for the volunteers.

Volunteers are their most valuable asset. Animal care is their priority at the shelter. The dogs enjoy going out for walks, or being brushed; the cats and kittens love to cuddle and just hang out with you.    Volunteers also are involved in office work, fundraisers to arrange, cleaning, laundry, and general maintenance that needs to be done.

They have no paid employees and are open to the public from 8 am till noon 7 days a week.  Donations and fundraising pay the bills.

Charitable # BN890221591RR0001 ,  www.grey-bruceanimalshelter.com

Located just south of Owen Sound.

At Rockford drive east on Grey Rd. 18 (Derry Line) to conc. 8 south. Drive South 3km to Fire # 457437

Grey Bruce Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 442

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 5P7

 

NOMINATION #4

Organization Name: Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village
Address : PO Box 345 Hanover ON N4N3H6
Website/e mail: http://www.saugeenvalleycsv.ca
Phone: 519-367-3663
Mission Statement: “To create an innovative and interactive educational safety facility and to aid in the elimination of “preventable” childhood injuries and death.”
The Organization serves the following population: Our location at Sulphur Spring on county road 28, just south of Hanover, means that we are central to Bruce County, Grey County, North Wellington and North Huron. The School boards of this area are also partnering with us to comply with the Ministry of Education Safety guidelines. There are approximately 10,000 students in grades one to six. They would be learning something new every year. Currently, these students would travel to Cambridge or London for these classes.
The donated funds would be used to: Within our Fire and EMS educational centre, we have “Sparky’s Apartment” which we need to complete the furnishings.
At the entry of the apartment, we want to have Sparky’s mural. The bathroom needs to have a vanity, sink and taps and wall decorations.
In the bedroom, we will need to have a smoke/fog machine and shelving, fully equipped Fireman Mannequin and Audio, smoke detector, twin bed and bedding (Dalmation spots relating to ‘Sparky”. Special “vibrating” smoke alarm (for hearing. visually impaired). This alarm attaches to the bed.
Chair and dresser (specific heights required and attached to the wall). Nightstand and lamp. Evacuation ladder and padding for evacuation hall (floor and walls). Contractor strips for evacuation hall (to restrict the escape of smoke/fog. Miscellaneous signage and murals to depict exterior escape route.
The Organization’s current sources of funding are: Corporations such as Bruce Power, Enbridge, Bell Aliant, Subway, Hydro One. Westario, Germania Mutual Insurance, Grey Bruce Community Foundation, CUPE, Bruce County and many more
Service Clubs such as Lions and Optimists plus Ontario Trillium Foundation, Southampton Firefighters’ Association
Local large and small businesses
Individuals

Nomination # 5

Organization Name: Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
Address : 611 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6Z4 Website/e mail
Website/e mail: www.victim-services.com
Phone: 18663769852
Mission Statement:

In partnership with emergency services, community agencies and the people we serve, we provide assistance to victims of crime & tragic circumstance, develop partnerships designed to enhance support to victims, and educate & promote awareness regarding victimization.

The Organization serves the following population:

Anyone impacted by crime or tragic circumstances.
Victim Services is a volunteer based organization which responds primarily at the request of police services to assist victims of crimes such as Homicide, Domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, assault, break & enter as well as tragic circumstances such as sudden death, MVC, suicide etc.

The donated funds would be used to:

Provide direct services to victims such as:
• immediate counselling for those who cannot afford counselling services
• transportation, emergency food, accommodation & clothing,
• resources to assist them to understand and change their circumstances

The Organization’s current sources of funding are:

Ministry of the Attorney General but Victim Services are chronically underfunded in the province as described in this newspaper article

The Organization is a registered not-for-profit/charity able to provide tax receipts: yes
NOMINATION #6

Organization Name: Kincardine Auxiliary of South Bruce Grey Health Centre
Address : 1199 Queen St Kincardine Ont
Website/e mail: Facebook Kincardine Auxiliary SBGHC
Phone: Betty Johnstone 519 396 4084
Mission Statement: The purpose of this association shall be to assist the hospital in every way possible in the interests of the best patient care, and be ever aware of the needs of the community it serves.
The Organization serves the following population: South Bruce/Grey Communities
The donated funds would be used to: fund new equipment and services that the government does not supply.
The Organization’s current sources of funding are: fundraising, donations
The Organization is a registered not-for-profit/charity able to provide tax receipts: yes
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the statements provided above are true and correct.
Nominating Member: Pat Emmerton

NOMINATION #7

Organization Name: Kincardine Refugee Committee
Address : 345 Durham St. Kincardine. On. N2Z 1Y6
Website/e mail: Kincardinerc@gmail.com Website to follow.
Phone: 519-955-0731
Mission Statement: Kincardine Area Families Helping Families.
The Organization serves the following population: Sponsored Families in need of Refuge.
The donated funds would be used to: Help support our sponsored Syrian family consisting of a mother, father and four children.
The Organization’s current sources of funding are: Kincardine and Area Churches, Businesses and Residents.
The Organization is a registered not-for-profit/charity able to provide tax receipts: yes
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the statements provided above are true and correct.: checked
nominating member Joye Hunt