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Celebrating the Volunteer Spirit: Part 2

November 24, 2016

  There is no better word than “amazing” to describe our volunteers. They give their time to helping us plan events (from fun decor idea discussions to carrying heavy boxes full of silent auction items), sharing their expertise as a Board member and offering assistance in the office with big projects. On GivingTuesday, we thank…

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Celebrating The Volunteer Spirit: Part 1

  To celebrate GivingTuesday we want to celebrate our volunteers. What better way to kick it off then with some words about our founder, Norm Clements. Here’s an excerpt from a beautiful letter written by his niece. “Growing up in a family full of missionaries, our Founder, Norm Clements, inherited his desire to help others.…

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The Miracle 2nd Birthday

November 22, 2016

“Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles” Felix celebrating his second birthday this year is nothing short of a miracle. 10 days after he was born, his parents received a phone call that would change their lives forever. A standard test for newborns revealed that Felix may have a life-threatening…

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Fun “Under The Sea”!

September 12, 2016

Our Country BBQ is a special day for our JACC families and this year we took them “Under the Sea” for a day of fun! The smiles, laughter and joy we see are like magic. Families enjoying a day together and stepping away from the day to day challenges they face is something we look…

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Hitting the greens for families in need!

June 29, 2016

A beautiful sunrise greeted our guests as they arrived at Wooden Sticks Golf Club to hit the greens in support of JACC at our annual Golf Classic. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, golfers enjoyed plenty of coffee to wake them up, on course competitions, and cold beverages following the round. Congratulations to Dave Lawlor who…

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It was a Ceilidh to remember!

April 28, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 JACC Auction & Dinner – our very own versision of a Scottish Ceildh! Our guests donned their finest (including some kilts!) to join us for an evening in support of our JACC families. Walking into the ballroom at Angus Glen, the sounds of Scantily Plaid filled the room and instantly put everyone…

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What the heck is Giving Tuesday?

November 23, 2015

What the heck is Giving Tuesday? “Imagine a day dedicated to giving back … around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season.” This year Giving Tuesday is December 1st, 2015. What does it…

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Giving Back with JACC

November 10, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, their family’s whole world turns upside down. The stress, the worries, the financial burden… This has been the past 18 months for Olivia’s family. Olivia is almost two years old she has suffered since birth from PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), a rare kidney disease which causes…

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2015 Country BBQ!

October 21, 2015

Although the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity annual Country BBQ has come and gone, the effects are still in motion. The barbeque is held on founder Norm Clements gorgeous horse farm in the country side. This day is dedicated to all of our wonderful families who often travel far to have one last day in the…

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Gobble, Gobble

October 9, 2015

Whether it’s the beautiful scenery, sweater weather, or pumpkin spice everything that you took notice of, autumn is coming.  With the dropping temperature and falling leaves comes a warmer time of year for the Jenn ifer Ashleigh family.  Our favourite holiday is quickly approaching!

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