Brockville, Ontario



Humidity: 99%

Wind: N at 0 mph

United Way closer to goal as campaign closes

The 2010 Live United Campaign for the United Way of Leeds and Grenville officially ended with a High Tea held at the Wedgewood Retirement Centre last Friday afternoon. Hosted by Senator Bob Runciman and wife, Jeanette, (seen above with attendees, from left to right, Phylis Brown, Harry Kirkby and Norma Buell) the event was well attended, raising more than $700 for the United Way, towards their $965,000 target this campaign. As of Monday, December 6th, $795,388.24 or 82.46% of their goal has been reached, with ‘money still coming in’, said the organization’s Executive Director, Judi Baril. Though Baril and campaign co-chairman, Shawn Souder expressed some concern with the organization’s communication strategy this campaign, both expressed extreme gratitude towards all of their supporters, staff and 27 member agencies. “I’m proud to say that there is a strong level of commitment in this community,” said Baril. “We haven’t reached our goal yet, but at the end of the day, we’re $169,612, closer to our goal, you have to appreciate that.”

Add comment



Local Tories pay tribute to Senator Runciman

Nearly 200 local Tories gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion in Brockville on Friday evening to pay tribute to former... Read more


Chamber welcomes new board members

Five new members were welcomed onto the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, last week, m... Read more


Wearing a Lifejacket and Thermal Protection could save your life

Cold Water Can Kill It’s finally Spring.  The days are getting longer, the air carries a sweet fragrance and the ice ha... Read more


BGH receives new CT Scanner

Brockville General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Department will soon receive a substantial upgrade to its CT capab... Read more



Community officials promote Meals on Wheels program

Some Meals on Wheels recipients in Leeds and Grenville were greeted by a special group of volunteers last week during ... Read more


Hall of Fame honours music and theatre greats

Perhaps Dr. Denise Bowes said it best.  “Be warned, because some music will change your life.”Bowes, who is a founding... Read more


The Lions Club Breakfast

Photo by Austin de Luis The Lions Club held a ‘Relief for Japan’ fundraising breakfast on Thursday morning to help in ... Read more


Ontario SPCA Appeals to Leeds and Grenville through Annual Telethon.

The countdown is on! There are only 3 more weeks until the 9th Annual Telethon for the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the ... Read more