George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation Newsletter | Spring 2012
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.
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
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
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 www.georgejeffreyfoundation.com 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 CanadaHelps.org. 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 www.georgejeffreyfoundation.com 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
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 www.georgejeffreyfoundation.com Our apologies for the error. Congratulations Greg.
Coming in April...
August 9th, 2012
EVERY PENNY COUNTS
@ Fort William Country Club 50/50
In Support of:
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
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 www.georgejeffreyfoundation.com 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-
www.fwrotary.ca 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.
Visit www.georgejeffreyfoundation.com for up to date news and events.