Community Events Supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre

Winterfest 2019

Olaf and Max reeling in the fun at Winterfest

Two weekends of glitter and games raised more than $42,000 for Five Counties Children’s Centre through its Winterfest events in Lindsay and Peterborough.

Winterfest highlights the beauty and excitement of the holidays, by bringing family and friends together to participate in activities as they begin celebrating the holiday season. Games at events included giant Lego, tabletop hockey and crafts, in addition to the very popular Frozen cast photo booth. Raffles for decorated Christmas trees, toys and other prizes added to the excitement of the events.

“Five Counties is fortunate to have such generous support from our community. We thank our sponsors, volunteers and event attendees who made this year’s Winterfest such a success,” says Diane Pick, CEO. “Without your donations and support, the specialized programs and services that are making the most difference to our kids and families would not be possible.”

This year, organizers focused more on children trying skill-building activities, just like we do with our clients when they come for therapy. A fabulous array of trees still added sparkle to the mall.
This year’s goodies include Leaf, Senators and Raptors tickets, trees filled with fishing gear and Frozen 2 movie passes and much more.

Event proceeds help support the children and families who receive assistance through the programs and services provided by Five Counties Children’s Centre. The Centre is dedicated to supporting children and youth with physical or developmental challenges and their families. Five Counties started treating children in 1975, serving 100 children in the first year and now treat more than 4,000 children each year. More than 500 of those children receive their treatment through fundraising activities like Winterfest.

Winterfest tree web

Winterfest in Lindsay and Peterborough is the family event of the season, highlighting the beauty and excitement of the holidays. These fun-filled events bring family and friends together to participate in exciting activities and kick off the holiday season celebrations. Taking place at Lindsay Square from Friday, November 15 through to Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Peterborough Square from Friday, November 22 through to Saturday, November 23, 2019 event proceeds support the children and families who receive assistance through the programs and services provided by Five Counties Children’s Centre.

Now in our seventh year in Peterborough and fifth year in Lindsay, the proceeds from Winterfest have helped provide therapy and support to the more than 4,200 children who use the services of Five Counties Children’s Centre each year. Children & youth from birth to nineteen have access to services like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work, and Augmentative Communication.

Lindsay Winterfest 2019  Friday, November 15 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm presented by the Rotary Club of Lindsay and sponsored by Canadian Tire; Post Church and School Envelopes; HMA – The Benefits People; McLaughlin Dental Centre; Wilson Tire; EFTO Trillium Lakelands; and Horizon Family Dentistry.

Peterborough Winterfest 2019 Friday, November 22 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm sponsored by Cambium Environmental Consulting and Harco Enterprises; The Gardens of Peterborough; Paxton Transport; Chemong Home Hardware and Building Centre; and BWXT Nuclear Canada.


The Lindsay Muskies supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre

Muskies ‘draft’ new player and assistant coach on Oct. 20 in support of Five Counties Children’s Centre

Five Counties’ own Ryan and Kendra have been drafted to the Lindsay Muskies for a very special game against the Wellington Dukes October 20, 2019 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
Ryan, 10, has been drafted as the team’s seventh skater and Kendra, 14, as an assistant coach for the game.

A portion of ticket sales and game day activities will support Five Counties Children’s Centre.

RONA/Lowe’s 2019 Canada Heroes Campaign for Five Counties

Roberta and Brandon from the RONA store in Lindsay

Thank you to Lindsay RONA for supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre through your annual “Lowe’s Canada Heroes” 

The campaign, which ran September 1 – 30th involved an ‘at the till’ promotion as well as several events held over the month. And to top it all off, Lowe’s Canada will match 50% of all funds raised in store. 

At the end of the month, the Lowe’s Canada family will donate to organizations making a tangible difference in the communities they serve.

Thank you Fowlers Corners Lions Club for your support through “REV IT UP FOR KIDS” July 18th 2019!

July 18th the Fowlers Lion’s Club held a special Cruise Night for a special cause with all funds raised supporting Five Counties Children’s Centre & Camp Maple Leaf.

Great Food, Great Fun, Great Cause!

Thank you Cruise Night at Craft Works

Each Thursday evening from May 16 – September 12 during the summer Craft Works hosted one of the biggest happenings in town! Hundreds of classic cars arrived around 4:00 pm and fill the grounds!

Music, cars, and prizes for those showing off their vehicles including a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas EVERY WEEK – compliments of John Dewar’s Auto Source!

This event is one of the Lions’ largest fundraisers and we thank you for choosing Five Counties Children’s Centre as one of your chosen charities.

Thank you Stoney Lake Shed Market for Your Support!

The popular Church Shed Markets found a new home and a new cause this year, with the same mission to reuse treasures you no longer want or need, while sparing them from landfill.

To find out more, call Linda Hamersma at 705-652-9595.




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