On a beautiful day on May 27th 54 golfers gathered at the newly renovated Port Colborne Golf and Country Club to play in the 1st Annual Port Colborne Hockey Alumni Golf Tournament. The tournament was a success with many fun golf holes and a BBQ Pig Roast dinner.
Event organiser Trent Thompson and son Jordan Thompson were pleased with the turn out and support. ” Tom Vanderlip and the staff at the Port Colborne Golf and Country Club were great and the support from local sponsors was amazing.” Thanks to their sponsors, donors, volunteers and the many golfers who participated, they raised $3500 for the Port Cares Reach Out Centre and Food Bank. Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director of Port Cares and Fundraising Supervisor Karin DiBiase expressed their gratitude for this wonderful donation.
Stay tuned for an even bigger event next year on June 2nd, 2018 with celebrity golfers and more!
Volunteers make this community a caring and special place. Without the many Volunteers who donate their time, compassion and energy to Port Cares we would not be able to offer many of our services to those in need. Our Volunteers help out in the food bank, and community kitchen, they collect food and participate in fundraising events and more.
This week marks National Volunteer Week and we could not do it without them. We will be holding a volunteer appreciation event at our Reach Out Centre this week to thank them for their efforts.
We also want to take this opportunity to recognize all of the amazing volunteers who donate of their time and expertise to the many organizations who make this community a great place to live.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Karin DiBiase at 905-834-3629 etc. 245 or visit
Volunteering at Port Cares
Thank you to everyone for the fantastic response to SoupFest 2017. We had close to 250 guests and students in attendance and the soups were simply fantastic. We have already raised over $4000 from this event (plus $5000 in in-kind donations) and we could not have done it without the support of our generous donors and sponsors.
We would especially like to thank:
The teams from Port Colborne High School; Lakeshore Catholic High School; Niagara College; and the Port Cares Reach Out Centre. The people’s choice award went to the Port Cares Team for their Beef Taco Tortilla Soup.
A huge thank you also to the Port Colborne High School Band for playing such amazing music and to our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible.
Thanks to your support we will be able to utilize the proceeds from this event to continue to provide over 12,000 meals to individuals and families in need in our community.
On November 5th the Port Colborne Lions and their wonderful volunteers went door to door in Port Colborne to collect food for the Port Cares Food Bank. These amazing volunteers collected over 28, 394 pounds of food and over $4000 in cash donations so far from generous citizens in both communities. The final tally will not be known for another few days as staff and volunteers are still sorting through the huge amount of donations gathered on Nov. 5th. On behalf of everyone at Port Cares a sincere thank you to the Lions, the Volunteers and Donors for making this annual food drive possible. to learn more read:
This annual event has helped us fill the shelves of the food bank at at time when it is most needed and we are very grateful for their support.
2015 Auction Corporate Sponsor:
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2015 Auction Silver Partners:
Bob Steckley (Auctioneer)
Mr. Frank Krahn (Pianist)
Photography by Pamela
Waldan Gardens & Mrs. Cathy Boggio (Decorations)
Port Cares honours and remembers the sacrifices made by our soldiers on behalf of every Canadian. We shall never forget.
Drop off food donations for Port Cares at City Hall in Port Colborne this month to support Mayor John Maloney in the “Stomp out Poverty” event. We thank Mayor Maloney for designating Port Cares as the recipient for our community in this challenge.
Partnering with the Grape Growers of Ontario, JCI St. Catharines and Skycomp Solutions, Niagara’s Mayors will be working together to raise awareness about poverty and support local food banks by collecting non-perishable food items between Sept. 1 and 18. On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. at Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines, the Mayors will take to the grape barrels for the traditional stomping of the grapes. The volume of the stomped grape juice plus the total volume of donations will determine the winner of this year’s Mayor’s Grape Stomp.
Did you know that here at Port Cares we served over 18,700 meals at our Reach Out Food Centre in 2014?
Help us to continue to serve those in need in our community by joining us on April 9 th for a wonderful lunch served up by Teams from both Port Colborne High School and Lakeshore Catholic School, Niagara College and Port Cares, Niagara Regional Police Services and Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services.
We also wish to extend a heart felt thank you to all of our sponsors for their kind support and look forward to seeing you there next week.