Winter Warm-Up

Description: Community is a word that is used a lot. So much so, that when asked to define it, sometimes it can morph into a vague grey haze of ideas and definitions that end up sounding more like an academic term paper than what it truly should be. It's about people, plain and simple. That's why it was a welcome reminder to all this past month as Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures hosted their 2nd annual Winter Warm-Up Fundraiser. A day to give back, serve, and support a foundation rooted in the idea of supporting one another. The day featured live music, a hot 4-course lunch supplied by local restaurants, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support after-school and summer programmes for children and teens, a nutritious breakfast club, home visitors for new parents, and community development programmes. Better Beginnings, Better Futures also acts as a community hub, allowing it to not only provide frontline programming but to partner with other local agencies to help engage and facilitate the programmes of other organisations throughout Guelph.

Start Time: February 10th, 2016 at 12:00am
End Time: February 10th, 2016 at 2:00pm
Location: Shelldale Centre
Address: 20 Shelldale Cres.

City: Guelph
Province: ON
Postal Code:

Website: www.bbbfguelph.ca/winter/
Winter Warm-Up - Mary-Jane, Ken & Yvonne representing sponsor Insitu Mary-Jane, Ken & Yvonne representing sponsor Insitu Winter Warm-Up - Jess Buchanon stands in front of the mural she painted to inspire healthy eating and education Jess Buchanon stands in front of the mural she painted to inspire healthy eating and education Winter Warm-Up - Diane, Jen, Diane & Betty Diane, Jen, Diane & Betty Winter Warm-Up - Ann & Brian Hersey, attending the fundraiser for the 2nd year Ann & Brian Hersey, attending the fundraiser for the 2nd year Winter Warm-Up - John Osborne, Guelph Fire Chief w/ Jeff DeRuyter, Chief of the Guelph Police Service serve up some hot food to guests John Osborne, Guelph Fire Chief w/ Jeff DeRuyter, Chief of the Guelph Police Service serve up some hot food to guests Winter Warm-Up - Senait from Laza Catering w/ Mayor Cam Guthrie & Brian Smith, Board Member, Better Beginnings, Better Futures Senait from Laza Catering w/ Mayor Cam Guthrie & Brian Smith, Board Member, Better Beginnings, Better Futures Winter Warm-Up - Jan Muir & Diane Howse enjoying their lunch Jan Muir & Diane Howse enjoying their lunch Winter Warm-Up - Lorie, staff at the Shelldale Centre w/ Sarah, volunteering on behalf of Skyline Lorie, staff at the Shelldale Centre w/ Sarah, volunteering on behalf of Skyline Winter Warm-Up - Sian & Jess; Jess painted a mural in conjunction with the Life Centre that was also part of the Winter Warm-Up fundraising efforts. The mural will hang in the centre after the days events Sian & Jess; Jess painted a mural in conjunction with the Life Centre that was also part of the Winter Warm-Up fundraising efforts. The mural will hang in the centre after the days events Winter Warm-Up - Matt Glass & Nicholas Russel kicked off the lunch hour with some live music Matt Glass & Nicholas Russel kicked off the lunch hour with some live music Winter Warm-Up - Daniel Moore, Executive Director Family & Children's Services of Guelph & Wellington County, Anita Macfarlane of Food + Friends & Jimmy representing The Nguyen's Vietnamese Restaurant Daniel Moore, Executive Director Family & Children's Services of Guelph & Wellington County, Anita Macfarlane of Food + Friends & Jimmy representing The Nguyen's Vietnamese Restaurant Winter Warm-Up - Ani & Copeland checking out the Winter Warm-Up! Ani & Copeland checking out the Winter Warm-Up!