August 2017 Newsletter

August 1, 2017
 
Dear Friends and Neighbours,
Caledon has been described as a community of communities and when you look at the graphic below you can see why. Each and every village, hamlet and neighbourhood is a unique and interesting chapter in the Caledon story and that’s why I’m #CaledonProud 
One of my favourite things to do is drive or walk and explore Caledon and even though I’ve lived here all my life I’m still amazed at the breathtaking views and landscapes.
We have some of the finest farm markets and stores in Caledon, when you purchase food and goods from them know you are getting high quality, whole foods. Here’s a link to a map to all your farm fresh needs.
One of the best things about my job is that I get to meet with, talk with and hear the life stories from the people who make Caledon the great place is it. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of knocking on the door of a Caledon family to let them know they were chosen for the home ownership program with Habitat for Humanity.
It was a great experience and it reminded me why governments need to continue to address the issue of affordable housing and homelessness. I firmly believe that partnerships are the key, partnerships with organizations like Habitat for Humanity as well as community service groups and the corporate private sector. Here’s a link to information on the Region of Peel’s Housing and Homelessness Plan
Bolton Camp & The Caledon Council Golf Tournament 
Hidden in the parkland on the north east edge of Bolton is the site of the former Bolton Camp. It opened in 1922 as a fresh air camp for low income families from Toronto looking to escape the city and enjoy nature and then In 1999 the camp was forced to closed due to lack of funding. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has acquired the property and are planning to restore and renew it.
The Caledon Council Golf Tournament taking place on September 6th has chosen the Bolton Camp Project as their primary recipient of the tournament proceeds.
Here is the link to register to golf and support the Bolton Camp Project.
Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer!
Mayor Allan Thompson
                                

Get your early bird tickets are on sale until September 1st 
Caledon Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help!
 
Bolton, ON- July 31, 2017
Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW) is reaching out to the community for help with their 2017 “Wheels for Meals” Lottery.
“This is our main fundraiser for 2017, and will make up a significant portion of our budget, with the proceeds going to fund critical programs and services in our communities” said CMOW Executive Director Christine Sevigny. “Poor weather and low attendance at events has hampered our efforts to sell tickets and with an August 31st lottery deadline we are at crunch time and need help.”
Caledon Meals on Wheels is a community volunteer-driven organization providing meals, services, and social programs to residents living in the Town of Caledon, Orangeville, and surrounding areas that are not covered by other organizations. In 2017 we will once again deliver over 25,000 meals, facilitate over 16,000 safety checks and friendly visits, and run 12 health and wellness programs for seniors every week and 2 monthly card party luncheons.
The “Wheels for Meals” lottery has an impressive $57,000 prize package featuring:
2017 Ford F150 Truck loaded with $1,500 worth of Camping Gear and two Bicycles
Tickets are $20.00 each or 3 for $50.00 and with only 8,000 printed the odds are great!
“Our organization is so fortunate to have extraordinary staff, volunteers and corporate partners who have really stepped up to champion this initiative” said CMOW Board Chair Pina Marino. “Now we need to ask the greater community to help us get to the finish line.”
Here’s how you can help:
– Purchase tickets
– Share this information with your friends and neighbours through conversation, email or social media
– Contact us if you have an idea or suggestion for selling tickets
For more information or to purchase a ticket call Caledon Meals on Wheels at 905.584.2992.
Should you or someone you know need our services, please visit www.cmow.org.
Together, as a community, we can achieve our goal.
Lottery license number 8734.
Caledon Meals on Wheels
80 Allan Drive
Bolton, Ontario
L7E 1P7
905-584-2992
Town of Caledon, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon, Ontario L7C 1J6 Canada
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