The “Gift” team has been busy expanding our fund-raising efforts and will launch our first ever charity dinner on Feb 28, 2019. No sorting food cans at this event!!
It is our first inaugural "Top Chef" evening for the Burlington based, Gift of Giving Back run jointly with Burlington Fire.
As you know, the Gift of Giving Back is a Burlington registered charity focused on teaching and empowering youth to give back to their community and among other initiative use a food drive as its core engagement and tactic to raise local empathy. The Gift of Giving Back is now Canada's largest community food drive and helps a dozen agencies serve their needy clients across the region including the Burlington Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Food for Life, the Carpenter Hospice, the Halton Women’s Shelter, the Kerr Street Mission, and the Compassion Society. We are all volunteers and work very hard to deliver help to these agencies. We have raised well over 3 million pounds of food in the last few years to help the needy in our community as well as inspiring thousands of young people to care about those in need.
Our Burlington Firefighters have partnered up with the GOGB volunteers to bring Burlington an excellent evening focused on good food and celebration of community compassion. Fire Chief Dave Lazenby is our Honorary Chair.
Dinner will be an excellent 4 course meal from delicious recipes submitted by innovative firefighter chefs. Meals will be prepared by the chefs at the Burlington Convention Centre and guests will have an chance to vote on the BEST courses based on the submitted firehall recipes, to name the TOP CHEF. A live and interactive auction for 300 guests will provide for an engaging and delicious evening.
Lauren, The Auctionista is a Philanthor-tainer who provides interactive entertainment while facilitating the live auction. She will bring a captivating, entertaining & high energy, performance- based live auction to our inaugural event.
Tickets are on sale now for $99/ each. Or a table of eight for $750. There's a donation tax receipt for $25 from each ticket and all proceeds will go directly to the Gift of Giving Back to continue the mission of helping to feed our community and educate youth on the gift of community service and compassion.
To BUY tickets (which we so appreciate!) - click here to securely buy online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlington-firefighters-top-chef-tickets-51493348993?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing,
For further info on the Gift of Giving Back, the largest community food drive in CANADA - here's a link to our website: https://giftofgivingback.ca. Plus, I can meet you anytime to give you further information.
Many thanks for your support !
Jean Longfield, Chair
Gift of Giving Back - www.giftofgivingback.ca
HOCKEY for 80 year olds will be honoured on OCTOBER 27, 2018.
For the EIGHTH consecutive year since its foundation, the 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME will hold induction Ceremonies to honour 27 candidates in the PLAYER category, still actively playing hockey at 80 years of age and over. THE 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME is a non-profit organization which nationally recognizes active recreational hockey players 80 years of age and over.
Two members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (BOHC) are to be inducted into the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame. Fellow BOHC members Peter Austin and Bruce Marsh will be accompanying Roger Brugess and Ed Murphy to Ottawa on Oct 27th, 2018 as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
As part of the full day of celebrations, they will be playing in a hockey game with other 80 year-old inductees. Following the game, there will be a banquet and induction ceremony. More information is on the website. www.80plushockeyhalloffame.com
We are proud to now have 5 members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club be recognized by this organization. All five of our BOHC Hall of Famers are role models and ambassadors for adult recreational hockey in Canada and proud BOHC alumni.
2018 BOHC Inductees
ROGER BRUGESS, 80 yrs old (DEFENSEMAN)
ED MURPHY, 80 yrs old (FORWARD)
On Wednesday, October 10, 8pm, Rogers Hometown Hockey hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet is going to shoot a BOHC segment at Appleby arena Pad #1 (8:00 game for the Black division). Black Hawks #34 and Bruins #35. At 9:00 they will then head over to Hector’s to shoot some interviews with Tara and some of the guys.
As you know, our regular season hockey games are not very well-attended - never sell-outs! We are hoping that we don't hear the crickets in the stands for this game... Wouldn't it be great if the TV crews saw a few fans in the audience cheering on the Hawks or Bruins? This is our only chance to show Canada what a great league we have in BOHC - PLEASE save this date and JOIN US to watch the game, and cheer on Dave Whyte or Bill Misener's teams. Bring the family! Maybe the entire Black division could come early to their games that night and support their fellow Hawks/Bruins...
Right after the game - or as soon as the TV crew think they have captured enough highlights, they will pack it up and head over to Hectors to interview our most colourful players. If you are free this night please come on over to Hectors early, park in the back so we leave a few parking spots... You may end up on TV so get your hair done or whatever - look your best. Wear BOHC stuff if you have it.
Rogers Hometown Hockey hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet will be making its stop here Oct. 27-28. The free two-day celebration of hockey will feature two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities. The weekend activities wrap up with an outdoor viewing party of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Vegas Golden Knights. More info
Will Pugh, in our GREY division is one of the guys that run the war room in our Invitational tournament every year and he is also a member of the Rotary Club. He and his club are running a hockey equipment drive during the Hometown Hockey week.
Just looking for some of the extra equipment ....that most of us have hanging around our basement ....but we just can't bear to be without it ......cause we were great at one time ........unless of course it was for a worthy cause.