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Elmvale Lions Golf Tournament Supports The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

The Elmvale Lions hosted their 19th annual golf tournament at the Orr Lake Golf Course on July 8th. One hundred and four enthusiastic golfers, of many skill levels, graced the fairways in support of The Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre. It is only with the support of these golfers and many sponsors that they were able to raise in excess of $10,000. This much needed financial support will be used for the enhancement of support programs for their members at the centre.

The Elmvale Lions would like to thank their major sponsors, George Begley at BMR Pro, Kim Birley from the Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Dr’s David and Nicole Solly from Solly Family Dentistry and Heidi McElwain from Currie Truck Center. They would also like to thank Ryan and Amanda Reynolds from Elmvale Foodland for again providing their snack bags and donating a $150 gift certificate for a closest too prize. Adam Bourgeois from Bourgeois Motors once again provided Hole in One insurance on all the par threes. Adam’s continued support is very much appreciated. Al Pontes from G&S Computers and Fraser Swan from Roto-Static once again stepped up with a 65 inch TV for the putting contest. The Elmvale Lions wish to thank them for this donation. The Elmvale Lions also wish to thank the many hole sponsors whose signs could be prominently  seen on all eighteen holes  marking the tee boxes.

The organizer, Lion Murry Truax would like to thank Jason and Cameryn Harris from the Orr Lake Golf Course for all their help in providing a well organized venue for this event. He also mentioned that it is only with the support of the sponsors and golfers that this event can be successful. The nineteen year tally for this event is over $200,000 for community support and worthwhile Lions projects. Once again a big thank-you from the Elmvale Lions for the great community support.


16th Annual Boots and Hearts Barn Burner Charity

Elmvale’s own Graham Scott Fleming sings the National Athem at Barn Burner. Graham Scott Fleming also sang at Boots ‘n Hearts at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte on Aug 12, 2023 despite the rain. Proud events for the local community. Way to go Graham, you just keep on going!!!

What a wonderful event that brings hockey excellence, fans and community to one spot one day each day. The 16th Annual Boots and Hearts Barn Burner Charity hosted NHL players, including John Tavares, Chris Tierney, Erik Gudbranson and other hockey greats were on hand to entertain the crowd.

The Barn Burner raised a record breaking $275,323 for organizations like RVH Foundation, Ontario Easter Seals, PIE Education, local Rotary clubs, and many other local charities.

Generous sponsors play a big part in a successful fundraiser. The 1st period sponsor: Paul Sadlon Motors and  2nd period sponsor: Purehealth Pharmacy.

Submitted by Linda Belcourt, Editor and Tim McGinnis, Sports Reporter


Sow it, Grow it, Show it.

This is the theme of our Fall Fair this coming Thanksgiving weekend

We are looking for lots of entries in our parade this year. We will be hosting two parades as per usual.

Starting with the school parade on Friday and then our .Monster parade on Saturday. We will be leaving the grounds of Huronia Centennial Elementary at 12 noon. We welcome anyone who wishes to put their floats into our parade, We welcome tractors, bikes, clowns, whatever you want to enter, Please remember you must be 16 years old to drive a tractor in the parade. For those on floats, candy must be passed out

and not thrown into the crowd. If you would like to enter your family or business or organizations float please contact myself, Bradley McGrady at 705-627-7222,

or bradley_mcgrady@rogers.com. We look forward from hearing from you. Our parade date is Friday October 6th, and Saturday October 7th.

Thanks Bradley McGrady

Parade Marshall


DID YOU KNOW?… About the Food Bank

Aug. 13, 2023 – It is not necessary to make an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome and will be greeted with respect, dignity and confidentiality.

This past month we have been the fortunate recipients of some meaningful donations. A local family generously donated the proceeds from their family backyard horseshoe tournament, the Elmvale Lioness Lions contributed a generous and much needed supply of diapers and the South Springwater Firefighters Association presented a cheque to the food bank. Funds from the Building Fund have made it possible to complete paving on the remainder of the parking lot. We graciously accept and appreciate all donations. If you or your organization wish to support your neighbours as they face the challenges of food insecurity, or if you require the service provided by the food bank please reach out. The food bank is located at 62 Yonge St. North in Elmvale, 705-322-9096. By Debbie Craddock

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