Volunteers Needed!

GivingTuesday Waterloo Region is now recruiting volunteer committee members for 2017! We are looking for a volunteer chair (or co-chairs) and various volunteer committee members who will plan the activities of the movement for 2017 and provide stewardship of the movement into the future.  The committee will be responsible for building on what the movement has achieved in 2015 and 2016 and will steer the movement in a way that pushes the boundaries of what has been done and improves upon general [...]

It has been my great pleasure to serve as Chair of GivingTuesday Waterloo Region for 2015 and 2016.  I loved getting to meet so many wonderful charitable partners here in our community and learn about the work being done by more than 130 local charities and non-profits.  I have sincerely appreciated the support of Brian Banks and Sally Sarachman this year and I offer my sincere gratitude to the team at COPP Marketing + Design for volunteering hundreds of [...]

Giving Fair Schedules

This year we are having two Giving Fairs on GivingTuesday, one at Conestoga Mall and one at the Cambridge Centre.  Below are the schedules: Cambridge Centre: 9 am to 11 am - Nutrition for Learning and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank 11 am to 1 pm - Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council 1 pm to 3 pm - Hospice Waterloo and Kinbridge Community Association 3 pm to 5 pm - Ontario Christian Gleaners 5 pm to 7:30 pm - Strong [...]

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Chugga Chugga Woo Woo! In less than two weeks, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be chugging into Cambridge’s Malcolm Station for its 12th year. With over 750 feet of steel, diesel and twinkling lights, the train includes a modified box car which opens into a travelling stage for performers. The CP Holiday train has been running since 1999 and visits more than 150 communities every year. To date, it has raised over 3.9 million pounds of food and [...]

Have a Giving Moment on GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday partner, My Giving Moment is a National campaign from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston to encourage Canadians to give back in their communities. Every Canadian has something to give, whether it’s big or small. Opportunities to give are all around us, every day. We call them “Giving Moments”. The more we act on them, the better and more caring Canada will become. My Giving Moment will help more Canadians discover what they have to give. It will inspire [...]