2015 Lighthouse Charity Golf Tournament

You did it! And you can do again! Last year you helped raise over $12,000 dollars for The Lighthouse, Orillia’s local soup kitchen and shelter.

Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club, OrilliaThe Lighthouse Fall Classic Golf Tourney at Hawk Ridge Golf Club in Orillia

Get your team together! We look forward to seeing you and to another great day of golf and fun in September!

Orillia Lighthouse Charity Golf TourWhen? Friday September 18, 2015

Where? Hawk Ridge G&CC (Orillia)

Time? Noon Shotgun Start (Registration open 10:30 am)

Cost? $150/per golfer (tax receipt issued for a portion)

Single Golfers and Teams are Welcome!

All participants will receive a prize! Come out and enjoy a 4-person scramble featuring valuable prizes and fun for all. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, prize and dinner.

There are contests, mulligans, closest-to-the-pin prizes on every par 3, longest drive and a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity.

All proceeds go towards The Lighthouse, Orillia’s Soup Kitchen and Shelter. This year we are hoping to raise over $15,000. Will you join us in making this goal a reality??

Golfer in Sand TrapDinner and prize presentations are done swiftly after golf such that everyone still has the better part of the evening for other activities. Let this tournament showcase your season long golfing talents to your friends before the snow comes once again. And of course, you will proudly help raise funds for The Lighthouse, Orillia’s Soup Kitchen and Shelter.

You can participate individually or as a team. Individual golfers will get a proportional tax receipt. A team of 4 can be sponsored by a company or organization and we will issue that company a proportional tax receipt.  Download Registration Form.

2014 Sponsors Included:

Orillia Trim & Door, Wagner Lawn Care, Bromley Automotive, Orillia Floor Fashion, Davenport KIA, Rodgers Automotive, Eastside Mario’s, Sun Life, Tim Horton’s, Brentwood Marine, Scotia Bank, United Steel Workers Orillia Local, Sunshine BBQ, Wes Brennan Construction, Theo’s Eatery, G.H Stewart Construction, M & M Meats, Orillia Hyundai, Sunshine BBQ, JW Andrews Contracting, Bayside Restaurant, Robert Hipwell & Assoc., Electronic Distributors International, The Water Market, Westridge Property Management, Kutting Edge Promotions, Bayside Restaurant, Michaelis Landscape, UPS Store Orillia, J.R. Booth C.A., and many others!

Register Today, Donate a Prize, Be a Hole Sponsor!

For more info contact:

Glenn Wagner (705) 835-0123 glennwagner@rogers.com

Ken Kilby (705) 323-6309 jenkenkil@rogers.com

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The Building Hope Initiative: A Collaborative Model

We need to increase the stability of the lives of vulnerable populations by better delivery of services and increased housing opportunities. The Lighthouse currently has 14 shelter beds for men. We also operate a soup kitchen which served approximately 15,000 meals to men, women, youth and children in 2014. We are trying to solve many issues in our community, including homelessness and poverty. We take a recovery based approach by combining mental and physical health with temporary shelter in order to help people move toward independence.

Currently, while we offer temporary housing for men, we have seen the need for a housing first strategy that can help end homelessness utilizing a holistic approach, starting with housing –  grounded in principles of immediate access to a housing continuum that moves from shelter to permanent housing. We see a need to utilize this approach with men, women and families.

Over the last two years, The Lighthouse has taken a lead role in garnering a collaborative model which would see The Lighthouse and The Canadian Mental Health Association build and occupy a new legacy facility together in Orillia called “Building Hope”.  We see many economies-of-scale to be realized in such a facility, and service delivery much improved in a collaborative model.

While there is currently no formal partnership in place, we are moving forward by reviewing governance models, space/design needs, and financial plans including fund raising possibilities.

Our Vision

We see a new hub facility, “Building Hope” – one building with many services meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our community. We see The Lighthouse and The Canadian Mental Heath Association collaborating under one roof. We are realizing economies of scale, and service delivery is efficient and effective.

Within Building Hope, we see shelter services and a soup kitchen, plus a range of safe, affordable housing, as well crisis beds, and many supportive services like mental health and addictions counselling. We see housing spaces available along a continuum ranging from emergency shelter to supported affordable housing with connections to permanent housing in the community.

We see the services provided via Building Hope helping the hungry, the hurting and the homeless, restoring dignity, empowering individuals to move towards self-sufficiency, giving them hope and a sense of belonging to our community.

For additional information please contact Glenn Wagner at 705.835.0123, or glennwagner@rogers.com .


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Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk a HUGE SUCCESS!

Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2015 Raises ~$50,000

Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk

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With over 300 Hearty Walkers in 42 teams and over 700 Generous Donors, the 2015 Coldest Night of the Year Walk in Orillia almost doubled the amount raised in 2014. Tallies are still coming in but the total will be around $50,000.

Coldest Night of the Year Orillia

The Lighthouse  will benefit greatly the mission to serve the homeless and hungry in Orillia. Executive Director, Tim Tanton, and Board Chairman, Glenn Wagner, are both overjoyed and thankful for the support from the many walkers, volunteers, sponsors and donors. A special thanks goes to the organizing team who worked diligently to assure success and a pleasant walk.

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Next year the Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk is already set for February 20, 2016.

See you next year!

Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2015

Orillia Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2015

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