This year's proceeds will support six local charities:
An Instrument for Every Child is a unique and innovative musical program that provides elementary school children in Hamilton's inner city schools with the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. www.aninstrumentforeverychild.ca
Ancaster Community Services (ACS) is a community based agency providing many supportive programs to assist those in need in our growing community. We provide food assistance, transportation programs, counseling, information and referral services, youth programs and volunteer engagement opportunities. www.ancastercommunityservices.ca
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington has been providing mentoring services to children in need for nearly 100 years. Mentors help build character, give children strength through guidance, encouragement and consistency to overcome the obstacles in their lives that can so often steer them in the wrong direction. www.callbigbrothers.com
The Ancaster Society for the Performing Arts (ASPA) is a local charity committed to enhancing the Ancaster arts scene. The group is coordinating the development of the proposed community arts facility at the old Memorial School building. This exciting new project will give a much needed home to established Ancaster not-for-profit theatre, art, film, and music organizations and will include a 450 seat state of the art theatre.
The Children?s Aid Society of Hamilton in partnership with families and our community, is committed to the safety, protection, and well-being of children and the strengthening of families, while valuing diversity and promoting equity. www.hamiltoncas.com
The Eva Rothwell Resource Centre at Robert Land provides programs and services that help individuals living in the Keith (North Hamilton) neighbourhood to reach their full potential, improve quality of life and enhance social well-being. www.robertland.org