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Our email service is currently down

Our email server is housed in Ottawa and due to the recent storm, it is offline.  We hope to have it restored soon, but in the meantime, should you have a pressing matter please call us at 613-342-8889 or connect with us through facebook.



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Announcing the Gord Brown Memorial Hockey Night in Leeds & Grenville

Please join us on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 for a hockey game in memory of Gord Brown, MP for all of his contributions to our communities. This event will be supporting United Way Leeds & Grenville and the Gananoque Ice Pad Project.  Our co-chairs for the event are Chance & Tristan Brown.  The event will be at the Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I. Recreation Centre.  Doors open at 6:30pm and puck drops at 7pm. 


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Our Tastes & Sounds event is today

Check out our event program, sponsored by Henderson Printing for a full list of all of our Sponsors!


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Thinking of attending Tastes & Sounds?

If you're interested in attending our Tastes & Sounds event, you are welcome to show up on Sunday and we'll take your payment at the registration table.  Should you need to speak to someone regarding the event you can call Trish at (613) 246-1927.

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Tastes & Sounds - full event details

Here's a full list of participating sponsors:

Food & Beverage Sponsors:

The Village Pantry, Spencerville - Cinnamon Buns
Riva, Gananoque - Forman Farms Cherry Tomato & Bocconcini Skewers
The Ivy Restaurant, Lansdowne - Shrimp & Nappa Cabbage Salad in a Sesame Cone
Wendy's Country Market, Lyndhurst- partnering with The Opinicon
The Opinicon, Elgin - Mushroom blue cheese pudding with smoked duck and pickled egg
Grahame's Bakery, Kemptville - apple fritters & butter tarts
Nana B's Bakery, Merrickville - mini butter tarts
Newport BBQ and Bakery, Johnstown - pulled pork
Upper Canada Creamery, Iroquois- cheese & cheese curds
Ridgway Confections, Seeley's Bay - chocolates
Little Sisterz, Spencerville - Signature Meatballs in Rosemary Tomato Sauce with Fococcia Bread

Kings Lock Craft Distillery, Johnstown - Distilled Spirits

Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery  - partnering with The Opinicon
Windmill Brewery, Johnstown - craft beer
Green Gables Vines, Oxford Station- wine

Tim Horton's, Prescott - coffee & tea
Hall's Apple Market - apple cider


Music provided by:
Happy Crap
Eddy & the Stingrays


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Labour Day holiday

Please note that our office will be closed Monday, September 3 for the Labour Day holiday. 

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Please join us as we kick off Campaign 2018

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Follow our Tastes & Sounds event page

Follow our Tastes & Sounds event page for up-to-date information on our food & beverage sponsors for the event.  We're also releasing details about auction items. More information is added daily.  So far we've announced the following food & beverage sponsors with many more to come:

The Opinicon - bringing a main dish 

Wendy's Country Market - supplying fresh vegetables for The Opinicon dish

Grahame's Bakery - apple fritters & butter tarts

Upper Canada Creamery - cheese & cheese curd

Nana B's - butter tarts

Hall's Apple Market - apple cider

Green Gables Vines - wine

The Village Pantry - cinnamon buns 


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We are closed for the Civic Holiday

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, August 6th for the Civic Holiday.  We'll be back in the office Tuesday morning at 8am.

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Automotion car show this Sunday!

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LCBO's "show your local love" campaign is on now!


July 19, 2018 

Starting today, customers can create lasting change in their local communities by donating to the LCBO’s annual United Way fundraising campaign. Through mid-November, customers can show their “local love” at any of LCBO’s 660+ stores across Ontario, knowing their donations are invested in improving lives locally by the United Way through its sponsored agencies and community programs.

“United Way is a champion for working locally to build great communities and the LCBO is proud to offer our customers a convenient way to donate to a wide range of causes close to their hearts,” says Jennifer Bell, Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs. “Whether customers give at a store in Thunder Bay, Windsor, or anywhere in between, they can be confident that donations are being invested directly into their local communities.” 

The LCBO’s “local love” campaign for the United Way starts Thursday, July 19, with customers being invited to donate $2, $5 or $10 at LCBO checkouts with their purchase until Monday, August 6; and resumes Thursday, September 20 until Sunday, October 7. The campaign concludes with donation boxes at all LCBO stores collecting for the United Way from Sunday, October 14 until Saturday, November 10.

“We’re so grateful to the Ontario Public Service and the LCBO’s ongoing support,” said Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO of United Way Greater Toronto. “Contributions made through the LCBO are an integral part of our fundraising success year after year, and donations are true expressions of local love. No matter where one lives in this province, individual stores, staff and customers are supporting local priorities and fighting poverty for those close to home — a friend, a family member or perhaps even a neighbour.”

Thanks to the generosity of our customers and dedicated employees, the LCBO has consistently been the largest contributor to the United Way within the Ontario Public Service.

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United Way Board and Staff were pleased to present bursaries at graduation ceremonies across the counties last week. Please congratulate these students who were each recipients of a United Way bursary for a commitment to volunteerism.

Kaitlyn Beach - TISS

Hannah Doyle - St. Mary

Peyton Horning - St. Michael

Lauren McKibbin - NGDHS

Sarah McKibbin - NGDHS

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