A photo from the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of our 55 year anniversary.
Left to Right in photo:
Sandy Barnes, Board Vice Chair
Tyler Allsopp, Councillor, City of Belleville
Ann Garvin, Board Chair
Mayor Mitch Panciuk, City of Belleville
Hazel Lloyst, Program Coordinator
Melanie Rabishaw made a donation in memory of her Aunt Joyce Staples. Melanie who was holding a picture of Joyce stated her Aunt always made it a priority of helping and showing kindness to others who were less fortunate.
Special thanks to Bayside Secondary School Students and Staff for once again Sponsoring Families in need this Christmas. Twenty-eight Families will benefit from their hard work and generosity. Well done Bayside thanks for your ongoing support, your efforts and the efforts of all sponsors and donors will help to feed over 1300 Families and individuals. We are truly grateful and inspired! This is the true meaning of Christmas 🎄
Congratulations to Joan Elsasser who was presented with the Volunteer of the Week Award. Joan has been a volunteer with the Christmas Sharing Program for over 9 years. Prior to that Joan was the Program Co-ordinaries. Joan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Program and is always ready with a smile and a helping hand.
Special thanks to Mark Macdonald, Suzanne Gould and Nancy Wood from BMO Nesbit Burns for their generous donation of $1000.00, to assist families in need at Christmas. Accepting the cheque is Rick Clow Co-ordinate Christmas Sharing.
Bruce Mackay from Mackay Insurance has held a walk in honour of the Memory of his Mom to help raise money for Families in need at Christmas. This year Bruce along with family and friends helped to raise $8,500.00 for the Christmas Sharing Program. Since 2011 Bruce has been instrumental in raising $75,685.00 for the Christmas Sharing Program, assisting hundreds of families at Christmas! What an amazing accomplishment. Thank you Bruce!
A presentation of $5,000.00 from the City of Belleville presented by Mayor Mitch Panciuk and Counsellor Kelly McCaw to Christmas Sharing Co-ordinator Pam Smith. Christmas Sharing was thrilled to receive this donation which will help 50 small families in need this Christmas!
Board Chair Nancy Roberts and Board Member Pam McKibbon we’re thrilled to present the 2nd Annual Christmas Sharing Humanitarian Award to Teacher Amy Caulhane and Student Representatives Helena du Tulio and Fearghus McFadden from Centennial Secondary School.
Bruce MacKay from his 2018 Walk for Mom, he raised $9,000 for Families in need.
Christmas Sharing Board Secretary Pam McKibbon, pictured with winner Mark Rosatte.
Michael Faulkner, director of Lets Make a Choir is pictured presenting a cheque for $1,100 to JPam Smith of Belleville Christmas Sharing. The funds were raised during recent concerts at St. Columba Presbyterian Church in east-end Belleville.
Abigail Quesnelle pictured here with Christmas Sharing Board Treasurer Ann Gavin.
The 2018 winner is Abbie Taylor a Grade 11 Student from Quinte Secondary School. Dr. Hal Wilson presented the Bursary to Abbie.
Carol Coburn and Linda Lowry accepted an appreciation award on behalf of West City Honda for their very generous donation to the Christmas Sharing Program.
Christine Deshane accepted an appreciation award on behalf of Duvanco Homes, Duvanco has done a facebook fundraiser for the past several years raising substantial money for the Christmas Sharing Program.
Sheri Thompson accepted an appreciation award on behalf ofPretzell, Davies, Thompson and Benton Law Office for their outstanding financial support of the Christmas Sharing Program.
Sally Fry of Benton Fry Ford accepted an appreciation award for their generous financial support of the Christmas Sharing Program.
Brent Wood of International Truckload Systems received an appreciation award on behalf of his company for generously donating the use of one of their trailers to store banana boxes for our Christmas food box deliveries.
Kate Neale and Linda Hill accepted this award on behalf of Ralph Neale Belleville – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Ralph Neale does a payroll deduction with his staff and generously matches their donations for the Christmas Sharing Program.
Steve Marlin was presented this award on behalf of Starboard Communication for their ongoing support of the Christmas Sharing Program
Jeff Culhane accepted this award on behalf of Centennial Secondary for their outstanding and generous contributions to Christmas Sharing
Deb Mumford and student Kendra Scott from Parkdale School receive an award presented by Board Members Pam McKibbon and Jennifer Rosatte.
Cheryl Mound, Phyllis Bronson and Bev Steward from Emmanuel United Church are presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Board Member Gena Huges.
Don Holmes from St. Thomas’s Anglican Church is presented with a certificate of appreciation by Board Member Gena Hughes.
Dewilla Hamilton and Ray McCoy from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church received a recognition award from Board Member Gena Huges.
Mark Hopper receives a recognition award from Board Members Sue Morley and Joan Batchelor – Smith.
James Hurst from the Belleville Club receives a recognition award from Rachel Henry and John Stephenson.
Dorothy Day from the MCSS/ODSP Office receives an award from Board Members Rachel Henry and John Stephenson.
Board Members Rachel Henry and John Stephenson presenting a recognition award to Wendy Keller from ADVOCIS.
Dianne Tedessco, Kay Quirt and Sharon Ostman excepting a recognition award from Nancy Roberts and Hal Wilson.
Board Chair Nancy Roberts, Board Member Rev. Hal Wilson and Ralph Collins excepting a recognition award on behalf of the Legion.
Former Co-ordinators Joan Elsasser, Selma Bocheck, Debi Sargison and Dianne Tedessco received recognition awards for their many years of exemplary dedication to the Christmas Sharing Program.
Reverend Hal Wilson, former Chair and now Board Member for Christmas Sharing was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award from current Board Chair Nancy Roberts.
Joanne Belanger the Chaplin from Nicholson Catholic College received an award from Board Members Pam McKibbon and Jen Rosatte.
Presentation to Andre Sheppard and Taylor Russett of St. Theresa Catholic High School, which was presented at our 50th Anniversary Luncheon
Councillor Mitch Panciuk received an award and offered greeting on behalf of the City of Belleville.
Tina Andrus Rogers who received a 5 year pin.
Debi Sargison who received a 5 year pin.
Joan Long who received a 10 year pin.
Roby Barnett who received a 10 year pin.
Andy Anderson of Branch 99 of the Royal Canadian Legion presented the cheque today for $1,000.00
Board Chair Nancy Roberts presented a recognition certificate to Kate Neale of Ralph Neale Belleville Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dealership. This past year Ralph Neale promoted an employer payroll deduction plan whereby employees would donate and Ralph Neale would match the donations!
Co-ordinator Pam Smith is pictured with Adam from St. Matthew’s United Church. St. Matthew’s has generously contributed to our Program for a number of years thereby helping many families at Christmas time.
Co-ordinator Pam Smith presented Park Dale Principal Derek Delarge with a certificate in recognition for their ongoing support of our Program by sponsoring families at Christmas.
Board Chair Nancy Roberts presents an appreciation certificate to Cathy Dickson a teacher at Georges Vanier School, this school has been a long time supporter of our Program and has sponsored numerous families over the years.
Co-ordinator Pam Smith presents and appreciation award to John Henry of JDS Express. JDS Express has been instrumental in helping to pack and store our Christmas baskets for delivery.
Richard Quick representing Marc’s No Frills is presented with an appreciation award from Board Chair Nancy Roberts in recognition of their help in providing the groceries for the Christmas baskets.
Kathy Mulder a teacher at St. Joseph’s School is presented with a certificate of appreciation from Program Co-ordinator Pam Smith. Over the years St. Joseph’s School has sponsored many families and helped to make their Christmas special.
Co-ordinator Pam Smith is pictured with Melanie Clair a teacher from St. Michael’s School. Our program would not exist if it were not for the generosity of schools like St. Michael’s who sponsor families year after year.
Carol Leslie the Secretary for Bridge St. United Church is pictured here with Board Chair Nancy Roberts. Bridge Street United Church has been a valuable asset to the Christmas Sharing Program for many many years.
Program Co-ordinator Pam Smith presents Christine Deshane of Duvanco Homes with a certificate of appreciation. Duvanco Homes has been a long-time supporter of the program and this past year launced a Facebook campaign which raised both awareness and funds. Well done Duvanco Homes!
Board Chair Nancy Roberts presents a certificate of appreciation to Emily Sudds and Samantha Bardwell who are Co-Presidents of the Student Council. Centennial has been a long standing supporter of the Christmas Sharing Program by sponsoring families each year as well as making a substantial donation to our Program.
Program Co-ordinator Pam Smith presented a certificate to Cindy Hobson the Office Manager of Pretzell Davies Lawyers for their generous support of Christmas Sharing.
Board Chair Nancy Roberts and Jack Crozier the 1st Vice President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99, presented with a certificate in honour of their generous contribution to the Christmas Sharing Program.
Pictured here with Board Chair Nancy Roberts is Bruce Mackay of Mackay Insurance. Bruce has completed a walk dedicated to the Memory of his Mom for the past 5 years and has raised thousands of dollars for your program. Thank you Bruce.
Brian Miller received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award from MPP Todd Smith at the Recognition Ceremony held in May 2015.
Bethany Loosemore is the happy recipient of the Dr. Hal Wilson Bursary for 2015. Bethany did an exceptional job in promoting the Christmas Sharing Program in her school. As a result of Bethany’s outstanding leadership within her school community several families enjoyed a Christmas hamper. Congratulations Bethany.
A representative from Centennial Secondary School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of her School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
A representative from Quinte Secondary School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of her School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
Joanne Belanger a representative of Nicholson Catholic College accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of her School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
Jennifer Kyle, a Teacher at Moira Secondary School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of her School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
Anita Post a Teacher and Carey Dewey – Smith the Principal at St. Theresa High School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of their School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
Carrie Post a Staff Member at the Quinte Christian High School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of her School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
Jamie Mastorackos a Teacher at Bayside Secondary School accepted an Appreciation Award on behalf of his School for their outstanding support of our Program and Sponsorship of Families.
With the help of Bruce Mackay’s family and friends they raised $4,600.00 for Christmas Sharing in memory of Bruce’s Mother.
Sharon Ostrom representing the Kinette Club presents a cheque to Joan Elsasser
Bruce MacKay presenting a cheque to Joan Elsasser
Ibby Dobson accepting a cheque from the Legion
Amy Bancroft-Taylor of Investors Group presenting a cheque to Carole Lennox
Dorothy Day, of the Ministry of Community and Social Services presenting Board Member, Pam Smith with $540.00. She raised this amount by hosting her annual hot chocolate party.
Packing food boxes at JDS Express.
Emma Chartrand from Centennial Secondary School being presented with the Hal Wilson Bursary for her outstanding contribution and support to the Christmas Sharing Program.
Cheque presentation from the OPSEU Area Council.
Stephanie Hopper and Angie Eggleton: quality dept Sears.
Executive of Bay of Quinte Chapter of Avocis presenting donation to Nancy Roberts Chair of the Christmas Sharing Board.
Bruce MacKay accompanied by his children, family and friends prior to their walk in memory and in honour of Bruce’s Mom.
This is Bruce Mackay who along with friends and family raised $5,400.00 for Christmas Sharing in memory and in honour of his Mother. To date Bruce has been instrumental in raising approximately $16,000 for Christmas Sharing.