2013 Ladies Stoke Skate Comp
On August 18th Toronto Girls Longboarding hosted the Ladies Stoke Skate Comp in Caledon. Event sponsor, Bombora Boards, used the gathering as an opportunity to give back to those in need. Owner of Bombora, Rob DeFreitas, raffled off a pink longboard to help support Wellspring Chinguacousy. The funds raised through the raffle will help Wellspring provide 34 support programs to individuals and families in our community who are living with cancer. Thank you Bombora for your support!
Fire Fighter Charity Car Wash
The newest recruits of the City of Brampton Fire Department hosted a charity car wash on June 22nd at Lowe's on Rutherford Road. Even though the day brought grey skies, supporters were out in full force to help support the recruits and Wellspring. The hard work of the recruits helped to raise over $1,100.00 to support cancer programs at Wellspring Chinguacousy.
Brampton One Hydro Charity Golf Tournament
On June 17th Hydro One Brampton hosted their 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Devil's Pulpit Golf Course in Caledon. This tournament has supported Wellspring Chinguacousy since 2008 and has raised over $145,000 to support cancer programs in our community.
Business and Professional Women Brampton Golf Tournament
Wellspring Chinguacousy was proud to be a hole sponsor at the 2013 BPW Golf Tournament. The weather held up which provided ideal golfing conditions for the ladies on the links. Thank you to BPW Brampton for choosing Wellspring Chinguacousy as one of your recipient charities for this fabulous event!
Wellspring's Five Year Celebration
On June 11th Wellspring welcomed members, volunteers and donors at the Centre to celebrate our successes and to honour the hard work and dedication that has gone into making Wellspring Chinguacousy a warm and inviting place for individuals and families living with cancer. The vision that "no one should have to face cancer alone" is what Wellspring has been working towards since 2008 and will continue to do for the years to come.
A Cut for Cancer
Ben Solski, Ethan Hudson, Justin Percival and Conor Chisholm along with their mothers, hosted the 2nd Annual Cut for Cancer event on May 12th. The event raised over $6,400.00 to support Wellspring cancer programs. The donation was presented at Wellspring's 5 Year Celebration - Thanks for all of your hard work and continued support boys!
Wellspring's GIANT Parking Lot Sale
Wellspring volunteers organized another successful Parking Lot Sale in support of cancer programs in our community. The weather held up for a wonderful day of shopping and a great day of fun. Thank you to all those who came out to support Wellspring Chinguacousy and our community. A special thanks goes out to the Committee for all of their hard work!
I Rock Pink
The 2013 I Rock Pink Gala was held on Friday May 10, 2013 at the Grand Empire Banquet Hall. Preet Mangat and her brother, Gurvinder Mangat, hosted a full crowd of guests and a wide variety of entertainment for an evening of education and support. Corporate sponsors RBC Royal Bank and Royal Star Realty Inc. helped to make the night a great success. Thank you also goes out to all table and media sponsors for their contributions towards the evening. The funds raised from the 2013 I Rock Pink Gala will support Short Term Counseling and Support Groups for families living with a cancer diagnosis.
Evening of Hope
The 9th Annual Evening of Hope was held on Sunday April 14, 2013 at the North Bramalea United Church. JC Chessel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, was the keynote speaker and shared her story and feelings from her journey to the 300 guests in attendance.
Caledon Circle of Hope
On Sunday, April 14, the Caledon Breast Cancer Foundation hosted its first Annual Caledon Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope brought people together that have been touched by cancer, along with friends and families to share stories of hope and survival. It was an evening filled with laughter, education, and tears. The keynote speaker Dr. Sandy Sehdev, the Director of Clinical Trials & Oncology Education and Director of Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada at William Osler Heath Centre provided valuable information related to cancer and answered question from guests.
Show You Care Fun Run/Walk
On April 20, 2013 over 100 participants braved the winter weather and participated in the 2013 Show You Care Fun Run/Walk at Chinguacousy Park. The event was sponsored by The Running Room and also received support from a number of community businesses including the City of Brampton, National Fitness, Booster Juice, Mosha Yoga Studio, The Keg Steakhouse, Don Cherry's Sports Bar and The Mighty Cobb. Through event participation and donations, the event raised $1500 for Wellspring Chinguacousy's cancer programs.
Circle of Hope Brampton
The 10th Annual Circle of Hope was held on April 22, 2013 at Century Gardens Recreation Centre. Circle of Hope Founder, Nellie Junipero, hosted over 300 guests at the event as well as guest speaker Dr. Suman Chatterjee MD FRCSC, Urologic Oncologist. The 11th Annual Circle of Hope is scheduled for 2014.
Fashion for the Cure
The 12th Annual Fashion for the Cure was hosted by Evie O'Malley on May 5, 2013 at the Devil's Pulpit Golf Association and received support from a number of local businesses. The crowd was filled with beautiful ladies who were treated to a great lunch and a wonderful fashion show featuring clothing from Studio 49. The event raised $6,700 which will support Wellspring Chinguacousy cancer programs.
Lighting ceremony and Holiday Bazaar
Thursday November 29th, 2012 , 5:00pm to 7:30pm
IRockPink Cancer Relief Inc.
Type of Event: Gala (Dinner and Entertainment)
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012
Location: Chandni Banquet Hall, 125 Chrysler Drive, Brampton ON L6S 6L1
Founder: Baljot (Preet) Mangat
Results: Raised $16,000 (gross)
Name: Sailors for a Cure
Type of event: Virtual online fundraiser
Date: Feb 4, 2012 (Word Cancer Day) to June 5, 2012 (World Cancer Survivor Day)
Background: Bruce Bevil's sister-in-law, Sandra Bevil, a member of Wellspring is the inspiration for his challenge. Just one month after her wedding, at age 36, she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. Since then, she has been in the fight of her life. Bruce wants Sandra and other families that have a loved one suffering from this devastating disease to know that others care about them and want to help support them and find a cure for cancer.
Contact: Bruce J. Bevil, Petty Office 2nd Class
Warfare Training Centre | Esquimalt National Defence
To donate to Wellspring:
Results: Campaign raised over $6,000
7th Annual Sled Ride of Hope
The 7th Annual Prostate Extreme Team (PET) Sled Ride of Hope in support of Prostate Cancer Exercise and other men’s programming at Wellspring Chinguacousy was hosted and sponsored this year at the beautiful Residence Inn Marriott in Gravenhurst at Muskoka Wharf on Family Day Weekend.
The weekend kicked off with a Friday night Meet and Greet at the Real Muskoka Steamboat Museum from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Over 65 riders gathered to register and enjoy a prize raffle, with food provided by Boston Pizza.
On Saturday, family and advanced rides were led by the OFSC Host Club Snowcrest Riders who supplied guides for both groups, followed by a buffet dinner at the Regatta Steak and Seafood Grill.
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event surpassed last year’s results raising $21,075 thanks to the outstanding commitment of organizer Steve Hutton and his amazing riders and their generous pledge supporters. Our hearty congratulations to the 2012 top fundraisers: John Loukes ($2,000), Sarah Rodrigue, Daphne Rodrigue, , Brian & Sherry Osinga, Paul Schmidt and Chris Caschera who each raised over $1,000 in pledges. A special thanks to Daphne Rodrigue who secured a matching gift of $1,345 from her company Thomson Reuters.
PET is a non-profit organization run (100%) by volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer. For more information visit
2nd Annual Light Up Wellspring Campaign
The Wellspring Chinguacousy Foundation would like to thank everyone who helped brighten the holidays for people living with cancer and made our 2nd annual Light Up Wellspring campaign such a tremendous success. We are pleased to announce that because of you, we surpassed our minimum goal of $15,000 and raised a total of $28,000. Proceeds will help maintain funding for 27 cancer support programs that are offered free of charge
It was a real community effort, thanks to our lead sponsor ($5,000), TD Waterhouse, lighting sponsors (Hydro One Brampton and GPM Enterprises), media sponsor (The Brampton Guardian), tree sponsors ($1,000 Level: Marian Sheard and family, and Rotary Club of Brampton – Heart Lake and $500 Level: Brampton Fire & Emergency Services, Brampton Professional Fire Fighters Association, The City of Brampton, Brian and Susan Corbett, Nelly Golden and in honor of Barbara Dubenofsky) , all the volunteers who donated household items, baked goods or pots of chili to our holiday bazaar, our generous silent auction donors, 43 community partners, and all the individuals and organizations that purchased bulbs or strings of lights.
The holiday bazaar was a new addition to the Lighting Ceremony event held on December 1st and contributed $4,100 to total campaign revenues. A special thanks to our Holiday Bazaar Committee: Michelle Adamski (Co-Chair), Elaine Minutillo (Co-Chair), Cathy Allen, Martha Strong, Karen Nichols, Linda-Lee Hall and Claudia Garcia.
Founders and Friends Celebration