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Markham Rising Sun Campaign

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

$225,000 was raised for Japan Relief Efforts

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Bay Street Boot Camp

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

K&A is a proud sponsor of the Jr. Economic Club’s Bay Street Boot Camp

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Creating a Lasting Legacy

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

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On March 31/April 1, 2014, we will mark the 100th anniversary of this province’s most devastating sealing disasters. Many brave Newfoundlanders and Labradorians risked their lives on the treacherous ice floes of the North Atlantic to support their families and build their communities. Many did not return. Many were left to mourn. In commemorating the men and women who made incredible sacrifices to build our beloved province, we will ensure that they will never be forgotten.

On June 19, 2014, we will unveil the results of our efforts to create a lasting memorial in Elliston. There are four components to our project:  the John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre; a Memorial Statue; a Memorial Monument; and an Interpretive Path. We are excited to be nearing our fundraising goal and the successful conclusion of this project. We still need your help to get there. Thank you to all our donors, current and future. We know you will be proud to have been part of this project.

 
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Chris Collingwood                       Leo Power
Campaign Co- Chair                   Campaign Co- Chair

 
 


 

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John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre
Through interpretation, including art, artifacts and multimedia, the Centre will bring to life the stories of sealing from our earliest aboriginal people to the present day. As a museum, gallery and space for reflection, the Centre will be unique to our province and a first worldwide in its singular focus on sealing and sealers. 
 
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Memorial Statue
Walking to Porter’s Point, you will encounter the Memorial Statue depicting Reuben and Albert John Crewe, the Elliston father and son who froze in embrace on the ice in 1914. Unable to keep his eager, teenaged son from going to the ice, Reuben went with him and tried to protect him until the end.

Granite Memorial
A Granite Memorial will list the names of all 364 men and boys who were on the S.S. Newfoundland and the S.S. Southern Cross during those fateful days in the spring of 1914. Those who perished, those who were injured and those who survived against desperate odds will forever be remembered.

   

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Interpretative Path
Connecting the Interpretation Centre and Porter’s Point, along vistas of the sea, interpretive panels will tell some of the many stories that illuminate the central role sealing has played—and continues to play—in the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

 
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Donor Thank You

The Home from The Sea Campaign has resonated hugely with an amazing number of supporters. In just 24 months, our Campaign Team received incredible support from the federal and provincial governments, businesses, unions, community groups and private citizens. We know this happened because our cause is close to the hearts of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Thank you for your support and good wishes. Please visit our website at www.homefromthesea.ca to view a full list of donors.

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The Honourable John C. Crosbie
Honorary Patron

 
 

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Warrior Football Fundraising Golf Tournament

Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 01:08 PM

Be sure to check out the Warrior Football Summer 2013 Newsletter.

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As mentioned in the newsletter, I will be hosting a special fundraising Golf Tournament to support the Waterloo Warrior Football program. This will be held at Markland Woods on Tuesday, September 17.

For more information, contact Marshall Bingeman at mbingema@uwaterloo.ca. Shotgun start, limited to 18 foursomes, dinner and first class treatment!

- Marc Kealey
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Earlier this month I was honoured to be part of a wonderful team of alumni, coaching and university staff who hosted the first annual Waterloo Warriors Football Gala.

The event was a huge success and the money raised places the team well on its way to achieving the Renaissance of the Football program and its fundraising goal. The funds raised from the close to 600 people in attendance will go to scholarships, leadership programs and enhanced training tools – all vital elements of a successful football program.

As with all good things, this wasn’t an overnight success. The journey started over a year ago when a core group of supporters, athletes, faculty and alumni committed their time, energy, support and money to bring the football program at the U of Waterloo back to life after having suffered some major blows in the past.

One element of the plan was a call to action of all former football players, alumni, staff and other interested parties to join together to kick off the Renaissance of the program. After much hard work and planning, this was accomplished with resounding success culminating with the First Annual Waterloo Warriors Football Gala raising over $50,000.00.

Guests were enthralled by the evening’s headliner, former CFL and NFL offensive tackle, Chris Schultz whose message was clear – it’s going to be ok! Guest speakers included legendary Coach Tuffy Knight and newly minted UW coach and CFL great Joe Paoapao. Guests were visibly moved by current Warrior Receiver and top 40 under 40 Award Winner, Brandon Eaket whose emotional and motivational talk was a highlight of the evening. Another highlight was the first annual Ring of Honour inductees – outstanding football athletes at Waterloo who exemplify the spirit of the University of Waterloo’s football program. Four former football players from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s decades were inducted to the Ring of Honour.

I am proud of my association with the University of Waterloo and the Warrior football program, my days there in the early 80’s have netted me many friends and a core group of stalwart Warrior fans and former players alike. Even more so I am proud and honoured to be part of the “team” to bring today’s Waterloo Warriors back to glory.

- Marc Kealey
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