Big Hearts & Big Rig Event

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 by Sherri Petrovich

Samaritans Purse Disaster Relief Big Rig
Samaritans Purse Disaster Relief Big Rig

On Saturday, September 10th we had a really fun and informational event out at Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church. Inside we had a bouncy castle, hot dogs and other fun activities. Outside, Samaritan’s Purse brought a Disaster Relief Truck (similar to one that they took to Fort McMurray recently) and allowed people to tour it. Samaritan’s Purse monitors weather and other sources and when disaster strikes they get there as quickly as possible to help. Inside the truck we got to see a mock-up of a shelter that is put up for people who have lost their homes in earthquakes, tornados or other disasters. The trailer we saw was also equipped with information on bio-sand water filters that are provided for communities who do not have access to clean water. Also, we learned more about Operation Christmas Child. This is the shoebox program where people fill up shoeboxes and they are taken to children all over the world. Last year (2015) Canadian’s packed 730,000 shoeboxes! Imagine all the children who were so thrilled to receive school supplies, hygiene items and perhaps the first new toy of their lives. If you’d like to learn more about Samaritan’s Purse (founded by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham), please check out their website at Here in the GTA things are gearing up for shoebox season. If you want to learn more about how you can participate please contact Sherri Petrovich, Regional Manager of Operation Christmas Child GTA at

Touring the Rig and learning more about Samaritan's Purse.
Touring the Rig and learning more about Samaritan's Purse.
Operation Christmas Child takes gift-filled shoeboxes to children!
Operation Christmas Child takes gift-filled shoeboxes to children!
This year Canadian gift-filled shoeboxes will go to these countries.
This year Canadian gift-filled shoeboxes will go to these countries.

Local posts

Azmt cmyklogocolour

Zach Hofer, "Zach Makes Tracks" Named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Posted on Nov 15, 2018
Zach Hofer, “Zach Makes Tracks”, Named Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Central Ontario: Throughout November, more than 50,000 people across North...
Simcoe County Read more
1  7

Dundas Valley Orchestra at 40!

Posted on Nov 7, 2018
On Sunday November 4, 2108 the Dundas Valley Orchestra performed at St. Paul's United Church in Dundas to kick off...
Dundas Read more
44677270 10156106940242909 3456477048598429696 o


Posted on Oct 25, 2018
Woodstock's newly returned Mayor Trevor Birtch had the opportunity to proclaim October 26th – November 11th to be the distribution...
Woodstock Read more
Cheryl ivaniski

Local Cheryl Ivaniski Receives World Recognized Quilly Award

Posted on Sep 24, 2018
Burlington, ON: Sept. 24, 2018: Local Burlington best-selling author, professional speaker, health authority, and founder of the Lifestyle Wellness Centre,...
Greater Toronto Area Read more
Supreme queen 2018


Posted on Aug 23, 2018
The DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE SUPREME QUEEN SHIRLEY HENLEY made her Official visit to Omar Temple No. 111 on Aug....
Ontario Read more

Birtch looks to continue down path of transparency, teamwork

Posted on Jul 21, 2018
By Chris Funston With one term as mayor under his belt, Trevor Birtch wants to continue to shape the Friendly...
Woodstock Read more
20180613 194730

Silver-Wood June Meeting

Posted on Jun 19, 2018
Silver-Wood W.I. had our June meeting was this week as usual we had a great time. Thank you so much...
Halton Hills Read more
Dsc 9729

Dundas Valley Orchestra "Music from the Lands of the Midnight Sun" Concert

Posted on May 29, 2018
On Sunday afternoon May 27, 2018 the Dundas Valley Orchestra performed their spring concert "Lands of the Midnight Sun" at...
Dundas Read more
Councillor dave monk

Local Author Book signing was a huge success!

Posted on Apr 22, 2018
Author Shay Lee Soleil would like to thank everyone who came out to the Chapters Book Signing in the terrible...
Windsor Read more
1  4

Dundas Valley Orchestra "An Afternoon at the Opera"

Posted on Jan 31, 2018
On Sunday afternoon January 28, 2018 The Dundas Valley Orchestra performed opera favourites with the Dundas Celebration Singers, and guest...
Dundas Read more
Gfc logo

The Ganaraska Forest Centre – 40 years of Outdoor Education

Posted on Jan 31, 2018
Research shows that children learn best when they participate in real-life, hands-on activities. The formal name for those experiences is...
Northumberland County Read more
Flyer  3 feb only lola 1

Wanderlust Wealth and Wine - Great evening of information and wine.

Posted on Jan 25, 2018
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, a successful information session Wanderlust, Wealth and Wine was held at Markland Woods GC. The...
Mississauga Read more

Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest

Posted on Nov 19, 2017
The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest are Ecstatic to have been awarded "Platinum" in the 'Best Food/Drink (Ribs)' category in the Brant...
Brantford Read more

Dundas Valley Orchestra "Autumn in the Valley"

Posted on Dec 13, 2017
On Sunday November 12,2107 the Dundas Valley Orchestra had their fall concert "Autumn in the Valley" at St. Paul's United...
Dundas Read more
Img 20170914 201451

Successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show

Posted on Sep 16, 2017
Very successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show Markland Wood Golf Club with over 110 people attending and wait list of 40...
Etobicoke Read more