Monthly Archives: December 2013

McKay Public School helps families in need

Today the Grade 7 French Immersion students from McKay Public School visited Port Cares to drop off the presents they are donating for 2 families here in Port Colborne.

According to their teachers Amber Christie and Jenn Vanderlaan, the students were excited to participate in the Port Cares “Adopt a Family” program this Christmas. The students raised over $700.00 from donations and their own savings to be able to purchase the items for the families. The students wanted to give locally first as there is a real need here in our own community. The balance of the money raised will  be used by the McKay students to support children in other countries through the Canadian Feed the Children charitable organisation.

Thank you to all of the Grade 7  French Immersion Students and Teachers at McKay Public School for their generosity and giving spirit this Holiday Season.

To learn more about the “Adopt a Family “program call Stefani at 905-834-3629 ext. 278.

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Grade 7 Students Kayla Burke, Gared Porter, Blake DeVinney and Maddison Thomas start placing the gifts under the Christmas Tree.



Grade 7 French Immersion Students from McKay School proudly show the presents they have purchased and hand wrapped.


News at Port Cares – December 2013

A  few of our OEYC staff were recognized in early November at the Local Early Learning & Child Care Professionals  ceremony.

Kelly Wilcox (OEYC Manager) and Susan Dayboll (Fort Erie OEYC Site Supervisor) received the Family Support Program Practitioner Award and Lori Brady (Port Colborne OEYC Site Supervisor) received the Emergent Literacy Award.

Congrats to Kelly, Susan and Lori!!

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Events at the Reach Out Food Centre this Holiday Season

Christmas Dinner will be served Thursday December 19 th at 5 pm with doors opening at 3:30 pm for festivities. Sponsored by the Young Automotive Professionals Group.  

Children’s Christmas Party with lunch, treats and a visit from Santa on Saturday December 21st from noon until 2:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. Children up to  age 14 can sign up at 61 Nickel Street or call 905-835-1914 ext. 22 to register. Sponsored by the Union at Vale and NBS riding group.

Christmas Brunch will be served on Monday, December 23rd at noon. Meals will be served again starting on January 2nd at 5 pm.

Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers for their support during the Holiday Season!  

The Food Bank and the Reach Out Food Centre will be closed from December 24th to until January 2nd, 2014.

Emergency Food will be available at 92 Charlotte Street from                        December 27th 2013  until January 2nd, 2014.



Support Port Cares by attending these events in December

There are a number of events happening this month in support of Port Cares so please mark them on your calendar. If you could also pass this information on to your family and friends it would be most appreciated. A big thank you to the following community groups and businesses for their support this Holiday Season.

December 4th  –Port Cares Shopping Event 5 to 7 pm, Ten Thousand Villages

Enjoy complimentary fair trade coffee and snacks while you shop for a great cause! A portion of all sales will be donated to Port Cares.

December 7th –   2nd annual Kid’s shop free for Christmas & Food Drive  

The Guild Hall 2-5 pm


December 7th – The Honyockers’s Bar and Grill  

80’s Christmas Party  9 pm , toy and food drive for Port Cares

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December  8th & 15th , Christmas at the Roselawn – Concerts – 905-834-7572

Donations of food and unwrapped toys will be accepted at the event.

Gift wrapping event – Saturdays in December  at the Jack Toy Store.

Shop and they will wrap your presents for a donation to Port Cares. 905-834-3000