Together – we are stronger in our community. The May Court Club of Oakville was hosted by Wellspring Birmingham/Gilgan House (Halton-Peel) on December 10th, 2012. The appreciation night included a preview of the Wellspring’s newest facility, the Birmingham Gilgan House. This new location is situated at 2545 Sixth Line, Oakville (Sixth Line / Dundas Blvd.).
Wellspring was first established in Toronto in 1992, and subsequently in Oakville in 2000, Wellspring has a mission to provide emotional support for cancer patients and caregivers. It is a sanctuary where a person afflicted with cancer or his/her caregiver can come to be comforted, supported and be counselled one-on-one (in many cases by cancer survivors who understand what the person is living through). Wellspring provides these programs and services free of charge through its team of dedicated volunteers; many of whom are also proud members of the May Court Club of Oakville.
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The new Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House was built thanks to the generosity of many within our community. You can say, ‘this new building was a construction of the heart’. Patti Hnatiw and Mags Shorey, both Past Presidents of The May Court Club of Oakville have been deeply involved with this initiative and have been active participants on the steering committee to raise much needed funds. The May Court Club of Oakville has donated a significant amount of money, and the amount will total in excess of $150,000. Liz Thomson and Dede Hacking (Past Presidents), both long-time May Court members, have successfully been scheduling May Court volunteers for the past 12 years in support of Wellspring’s good works. The May Court Club of Oakville is a service club; and its members have been volunteering countless hours in support to the Wellspring programs since the year 2000.
Who is The May Court Club of Oakville?
The May Court Club of Oakville is a Registered Charitable organization and have been continuously in service to the community since their founding in Oakville in 1956. Did you know that the May Court Club was first established in Ottawa in 1898? This makes The May Court Club “The First Service Club in Canada” there are now 9 sister Clubs in Ontario. Further details can be found at www.maycourt.ca.
The members volunteer their time and effort and take up the responsibility to raise much needed funds to financially support charitable organizations in the Halton Region (Oakville and Burlington) community. The Club enthusiastically welcomes new members. The proud and longstanding Club is managed and governed by a Board of Directors (also member volunteers). All work efforts are a labor of love and commitment. The Research Committee disburses funds annually to support local charitable organizations strategies. The Club is very proud of the programs it manages within the community. Through volunteer opportunities at The Nearly New Consignment Shop on Kerr Street; May Court Scholarship Program since 1959 the Club has awarded well over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships. The May Court Puppeteers have been performing free shows in schools since 1982 and The May Court Lunch Box Program since 1989 have been providing nutritional healthy snacks in 42 Halton schools.
Save the dates for two upcoming May Court Fundraisers: Proceeds will benefit May Court Charities
Visit www.maycourt.com for tickets and information.
“The Runway Tour 2013…Paris…Milan…New York…Oakville“. Thursday, April 18th 2013
This event sells out quickly due to its great popularity. The show features professional models, live and silent auction, as well as an amazing dinner, truly an enchanting evening at the Oakville Convention Centre.
May Court present …”Art Around the Benz” June 7th, 2013
Come experience…. our local artists and artisans will be displaying their newest works of art. Enjoy this one of a kind evening – listening to music, taking in the visuals….being totally entertained while sampling some exquisite signature amuse-bouche from our local restaurants and tasting wines from our finest Niagara VQA wineries. The event will be held at Mercedes Benz Oakville Autohaus (May Court Club of Oakville Official Club Sponsor).
There is never a shortage of need within our community. We invite you to explore Wellspring and the May Court Club of Oakville and experience the joy and fulfilment of community involvement through the support of very worthy causes.