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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation Newsletter | Spring 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mission Statement
              Mr.              Mrs.              Miss                 Dr.                                                                                                                                                                                                           The George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation assists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in providing the resources to ensure that the
 First Name:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        George Jeffrey Children's Centre is able to fulfill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    its mission of enriching the lives of children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and youth with physical and developmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    disabilities living in Northwestern Ontario.
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                                                                                                                                                                               SUPERIOR CLASSICS CAR CLUB
                                                                                CRUISE NIGHTS                                                                                  Thank you to the Superior Classics Car Club based
 Prov:                        Postal Code:                                                                                                                                     out of Terrace Bay for their generous donation of
                                                                                Thank you once again to Canadian Tire and
 Phone:                                                                         Rockin’ Robin’s Donuts Cruise Nights for their                                                 $1500 to the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation.
                                                                                ongoing support. This year they have donated                                                   The Club is very supportive of the Foundation and
 Please accept my gift of $                                                                                                                                                    its endeavours. Be sure to check out the 14th Annual
                                                                                over $2,000 to the Foundation from their Cruise
                    I have enclosed a cheque payable to                         Nights proceeds.                                                                               Terrace Bay Dragfest, August 3-5, 2012 at the Terrace
                    George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation                                                                                                                       Bay Airport.
                    Please charge my Credit Card for this
                             Visa                         Mastercard
                                                                                                                                                                                         SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Card # (below):                                       Exp:                                                                                                                               A very special thank you to Herman Stolz &
                                                                                                                                                                                         his crew for entering a float in the OPP Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                         Claus Parade. Herman is a car enthusiast and
Signature:                                                                                                                                                                               fittingly the float that he and his crew put
                                                                                                                                                                                         in the parade featured and promoted our
I would like to make my donation                                                                                                                                                         Soapbox Races. Herman credits his ability to
            In Memory of:                                   In Honour of:
                                                                                                                                                                                         walk in part to the therapy he received at the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Centre when he was young so he wanted to
Name:                                                                                                                                                                                    give back something to the George Jeffrey
                                                                                                                                                                                         Children’s Centre.
    I would like an acknowledgement sent to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scotlynn Ross sits in the front of a 2-Seater Soapbox Car surrounded by Superior North EMS Paramedics
                                                                                         Plan an Event
                                                                                         The George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation welcomes fund-raising and promotional events, sponsored and organized by outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CALLING ALL RACERS - YOUNG & OLD!
                                                                                         organizations on its behalf. If you would like to plan an event please contact us at (807) 623-6050.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vehicles available for use - Drivers Needed
                                                                                         Donate online                                                                                                                                     George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation in partnership with Superior                          We will also be holding the Adult ‘Thrill of the Hill’ Race for a
                                                                                         Donations can be made securely online at Click                                                                    North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is pleased to announce                              second year. Adults wishing to participate can feel like a kid again
                                                                                         on the “Donate Now” button. Donations can be made to the George Jeffrey Children’s
                                                                                         Foundation via this safe and secure system provided through                                                                      the 9th Annual George Jeffrey Children’s Centre Soapbox Races                              as they try to win the championship and a share of the registration
  SAVE ME A SEAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                           scheduled for June 2 & 3 at Waverly Park Hill. Superior North EMS                          pot. Structurally identical vehicles are provided in order to keep
  is an ongoing program where donations of
  $1,000 are recognized with a designated seat                                                                                                                                                                                             have agreed to partner in this event bringing their skills and time,                       the race fair.
  number on the Save Me A Seat Donor Wall                                                                                                                                                                                                  while exemplifying their commitment to this community.
  in our Centre’s Lobby. Donations can be one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In addition to the races, there will be other fun things happening
  time payments or done in monthly or annual                                                                                                                                                                                               We are also grateful to FORM Architecture Engineering who                                  at Waverly Park. Vendors will be on site preparing delicious food,
  installments on a pledge schedule.                                                                                                                                                                                                       has agreed to be our Lead Sponsor for the 2nd year. In the past 8                          there will be a children’s play area, the Lakehead Antique Car Club’s
          I am interested in Save Me A Seat.                                                                                                                                                                                               years of this event, important funds have been raised to support                           classic cars will be on display, the Thunder Bay Clown Club will be
          Please Contact me to confirm my pledge                                                                                                                                                                                           the works of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre. In addition to our                          painting faces and making balloon animals, and much more!
                                                                                           200 Brock St. E.                                                                                                                                regular children’s race classes, there is a special needs category
                       One time donation of $1000                                      Thunder Bay ON P7E 0A2                                                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information on the races, or information on how to join,
                       Annual Payments over ____ years                                                                                                                                                                                     that allows children to be chauffeured down the hill in custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      visit and go to the Soapbox
                       Monthly Contributions of $_______                                                                                                                                                                                   built two-seater soapbox vehicles. The event also features a high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Race in the events section for registration forms and Soap Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           school competition and adult races. We do have vehicles available
 Name to appear on Save Me A Seat Donor Wall:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Builder’s Manual. We can also answer your questions by phone at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for children who are unable to build their own. All you have to do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      625-6050. Sponsorship Opportunities are still available by calling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is raise your pledge money.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Anne at 625-6052.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The high school challenge will take place on Saturday June 2nd
     Thank you for helping us in our mission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Come out and enjoy the thrill of the races down Waverly Hill; all in
     “Because Our Kids Just Want to Be Kids”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at noon for the first race of its kind that features high school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      support of the children!
     All donations of $10.00 or greater will receive a tax receipt.                                                                                                                                                                        technological design classes aiming to test their skills against each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WINTER NEWSLETTER CORRECTION:
     Charitable Registration # 854696770RR0001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other. Teams from Westgate, Churchill, St. Patrick’s, Superior C.V.I.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Hammarskjold are all planning to build soapbox vehicles for           GREG ARNOLD is the official winner of the inaugural 2011 Thrill
George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation respects your privacy and is committed to the protection of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. We do not                                                                this year’s high school challenge.                                                 of the Hill Adult Race, not Raymond Cole.
rent, sell or trade the personal information we collect including information contained in our mailing list. The information you provide is used to fulfill our mandate to raise funds
and to keep you informed of Foundation news and activities. You may have your name removed from our mailing list by contacting the Foundation Office at (807) 623-6050                                                                    For registration forms and more info visit      Our apologies for the error. Congratulations Greg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Coming in April...
                                                                                                                             August 9th, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lead Sponsor:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EVERY PENNY COUNTS
                                                                                                                             @ Fort William Country Club                                                                                                                                                                 50/50
                                                                                                                                           In Support of:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dinner Sponsor:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A special thanks to
                                                                                                                            After his emotional visit to the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre with the                                                                                                                the Thunder Bay
                                                                                                                            Stanley Cup in 2010, Patrick Sharp has decided to take his involvement to                                                                                                                 North Stars Junior ‘A’
                                                                                                                            the next level by hosting his inaugural Children’s Charity Golf Classic in sup-
                                                                                                                            port of the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre. Investor’s Group has graciously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hockey Club, whose
                                                                                                                            turned over the reigns of their tournament to Patrick and have agreed to                                                                                                                  50/50 proceeds from
                                                                                                                            come on board as presenting sponsors for this inaugural tournament.                   Danny Thompson, George’s Market with George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jeffrey Children’s Centre President Bob Speer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      their 2011/2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      season have raised
                                                                                                                            Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For a list of sponsorship levels,      We have many businesses to thank                                                                    over $6000 to sup-
                                                                                                                            visit and go to the event section or call             for displaying our coin boxes during
                                                                                                                            Mary Anne at 625-6052.                                                                our capital campaign. There are many                 Ecole Gron Morgan wear their noses during      port George Jeffrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who continue to support the ongoing                  the 2011 Clowning 4 Kids Campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  need through coin boxes, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Children’s Centre. The North Stars host the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Fort City Kinettes present the 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  K&A Variety, Rollason Flowers, Westfort            Clowning 4 Kids School Campaign in               Dudley Hewitt Classic Regional Junior ‘A’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foods, Maier Hardware, George’s                    support of George Jeffrey Children’s             tournament at Fort William Gardens from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Market, Bulk Zone; just to name a few.             Foundation. The program encourages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     students and staff at local schools to           April 17-21 with proceeds from the 50/50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A very special thanks to Danny and                 buy and wear a red clown nose on                 draw going to George Jeffrey Children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charmaine Thompson of George’s                     Friday May 18, 2012. Clowning for Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Market and celebrations by george’s                Day is a fun way for your school to get          Centre. Tickets for the Dudley Hewitt Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for their ongoing support through the              involved and help children with dis-             can be purchased at the Gardens Box Office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coin boxes, their Christmas Kettle, and            abilities in our community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a never ending list of other fundraisers            We are encouraging healthy competi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in support of the Foundation.                      tion between schools and the most
                                                                THUNDER BAY IN CONCERT 2011                   RAFFLE PRIZE HAS DEEP ROOTS                                                                                                                            outstanding school will be highlighted
                                                                Thank you to Robin Smith of CIBC Wood                                                                                                                                                                in the Fort City Kinettes campaign
                                                                                                              The George Jeffrey Children’s Centre has
                                                                Gundy and all of the performers at the 2011                                                                                                                                                          newspaper advertisement.
                                                                                                              undergone many changes and face-lifts in
                                                                rendition of Thunder Bay in Concert. Over
                                                                                                              its past nearly six decades. Since its incep-
                                                                $1650 was raised for George Jeffrey
                                                                                                              tion in 1948 as the J.B. Larway Centre its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ROCK THE CENTRE
                                                                Children’s Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                               Confederation College’s Business Mar-
                                                                                                              name has changed numerous times, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     keting Program got a unique opportu-
                                                                                                              its mandate to serve physically and devel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nity to raise funds for the Foundation
                                                                                                              opmentally disabled children from birth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     as part of their class project. Students
                                                                                                              to age 19 has remained intact.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     took on various responsibilities or-
George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation Newsletter | Spring 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation Newsletter | Spring 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ganizing a concert in support of the
                                                                                                              The J.B. Larway Centre was established
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jim McDonald, Port Arthur Rotary & Brad Coslett,   George Jeffrey Children’s Centre on
                                                                                                              by Bert Larway along with the Kiwanis
                                                                                                                                                              Gail McNamee, Betty Lockhart, Claire McNamee &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation     March 30th. Thank you to the class for           Eiji Tsubouchi, Executive Director - GJCC; Greg Stephenson,
                                                                George Jeffrey Children’s Centre has          Club and their wives in cooperation with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     their hard work in making this event a           President - Thunder Bay Police Association; Shannon Bauch,
                                                                been one of the fortunate beneficiaries       the Lakehead Cerebral Palsy Council. The
                                                                                                                                                              Tracey Hewalo present the quilt as a raffle prize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROTARY CLUB OF THUNDER                             success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tbaytel; Deanna Ward, Social Worker - GJCC
                                                                of the Fort William Rotary Club’s House
                                                                Lottery. This year marks the lottery’s
                                                                                                              name may have changed but the Larway            First prize is a golf cart with trailer provided    BAY - PORT ARTHUR                                                                                   THUNDER BAY POLICE
                                                                26th year. Many important community           family still has a deep connection to the       by Northern Turf Equipment valued at                Thank you to the Port Arthur Rotary
                                                                projects have been funded through             children at the Centre. Claire McNamee,         $8000. Secondary prizes include a patio set         Club for their recent $1000 donation                                                                ASSOCIATION’S PARADE OF LIGHTS
                                                                this draw and the many other fund-            daughter of J.B. Larway, and Betty Lock-                                                                                                                                                                George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation was one of four local
                                                                                                                                                              w/gazebo ($900) and BBQ ($800) provided             towards updates for the Snoezelen
                                                                raisers held by the Fort William Rotary.                                                                                                                                                                                                              charities who received proceeds from the 2011 Thunder Bay
                                                                                                              hart, grand-daughter of J.B. Larway, have       by Canadian Tire Thunder Centre, and the            Room at George Jeffrey Children’s                                                                   Police Association Parade of Lights.
                                                                Please support their efforts so they          created a special pinwheel quilt (pictured      quilt, which is valued at $800.
                                                                can continue to do their outstanding                                                                                                              Centre. The Club has been a generous
                                                                                                              above) that they have hand-stitched to be                                                                                                                                                               This year was the most successful year ever, as event organiz-
                                                                community work.                                                                                                                                   supporter of the Centre and sponsored                                                               ers and volunteers helped raise nearly $22,000 to be split
                                                                For more information visit:                   donated as a prize in the ACT/UCT (United       Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or 3 for        an Augmentative Communications                                                                      between George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation, Special Olym-
                                                                                     Commercial Travellers) Raffle in support of     $20 and can be purchased from an ACT                Observation Room named on their                                                                     pics Ontario, Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association, and
                                                                                                              George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation and        member or at George Jeffrey Children’s              behalf during our capital campaign for                                                              Autism Ontario Thunder Bay. Each charity received $5,489.22.
                                                                                                              the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.       Centre. The draw will be held on June 15th.         the New Centre.                                                                                     A special thanks to Sheila Kivisto and the City of Thunder Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Janis Gummeson, Shaw TV, interviews co-project   Transit Department and Staff for providing a decorated bus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     managers Ashton Faulds and Lindsey Wychopen.     for our Children to ride on in the Parade of Lights.

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