Our Events

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October 13th, 2018


Around the World 2018 gets tropical with "Aloha 'Ohana"


Celebrate community and belonging at the annual Around the World Gala, filled with

fun for a meaningful cause. ‘Ohana is a key concept in Hawaiian culture, referring

to an extended sense of family including neighbours and communities.


YOU are our 'ohana, helping strengthen our community by providing children and youth

the opportunities to build hope for lifelong change and break the cycle of poverty.

Join us on October 13th for the party that makes a difference!


Trees for Tots

January 5th, 2019



2018 was another record-breaking year! 3,235 trees and

over $55,000 raised... Thank you for making this possible!


Over 3,200 trees were picked up in the City of Guelph!

Mark your calendars for our 2019 pick up date: Saturday, January 5th!


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March 1st, 2019



2018 Help Kids Live Free From Hunger raised over $77,000!


Thank you to all of the programs, schools, students, teachers and sponsors for joining

together to have such an incredible impact - you are  bringing  healthy food to hungry

minds and helping end youth hunger.




May 14th, 2019



Together we raised $28,000 at Fore Our Kids!!


Click here to visit the 2018 event page and view photos from the day.

And SAVE THE DATE for May 14th, 2019!!




Third Party Events

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Click here to host your own Third Party Fundraiser 



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Duck Race

Sunday, July 1, 2018


The 2017 Canada Day Celebrations saw over 5,000 people attend and enjoy dozens of

family friendly activities - the event also raised over $35,000 for local charities.

Help support the Children's Foundation by purchasing a $10 Duck Raffle ticket and

come on out to Riverside Park this Canada Day to watch the Duck Race!


Raffle tickets are ON SALE NOW at the Children's Foundation, 87 Waterloo Ave

or by emailing office@childrensfoundation.org.


Prizes include:

  • $5,000 Downtown Guelph Shopping Spree and Prize Package
  • $500 Stone Road Mall Gift Certificate
  • Toronto Maple Leafs tickets
  • Toronto Blue Jays Tickets
  • Guelph Storm tickets
  • And more!


Interested in volunteering with us? Email Brenda@childrensfoundation.org.




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Brad Clemes Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, July 6, 2018


The 9th annual Brad Clemes Memorial Golf Tournament pays tribute to a wonderful

person: son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Come out for a great

day of golf and support local charities as a legacy to Brad's extreme generosity and

strong principles.

Click here for tournament information.


Christmas in July Santa 


Christmas in July

Saturday, July 21, 2018


The 4th annual Christmas in July is a fun-filled event with celebrities including Elsa,

Darth Vader, the Paw Patrol gang, and of course the one and only Santa Clause!

Come for the face painting, stay for treats, and help support the Children's Foundation

with Guelph's award-winning cup-cakery.

Click here to visit Decadently Yours' Facebook page for more details.




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Guelph Ribfest

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2018


A weekend of music, community, and the best rib vendors around! Come for a great

family weekend and visit the Children's Foundation at the beverage tent.


Interested in volunteering with us? Email Brenda@childrensfoundation.org.

Click here for more information.


Inspiration 2018



Inspiration 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Inspiration is a magical family event celebrating the arts and the Guelph-Wellington

community! All proceeds go to the Children’s Foundation Free to Play Program.  

Stay tuned for event details and announcements!