In order to carry out its mandate of bringing concrete
and material help to burned children, the Foundation carries out various
venues of fund raising events. Many of these events are conducted in retail
businesses listed in our "Thank You" Gallery.
The Foundation is fortunate in that it also often
receives the help of local Firefighters in the pursuit of these events. Local Fire
Department representatives lend a tremendous hand and assist in getting our education and
prevention messages out to the public. Children are especially impressed by such
professional presence (Even more so when there is a Mascot or piece of equipment) and the
Foundation is most grateful for this cooperation.)
Paris Fair, Paris,
Gilles Mercier, Director with the reigning
Queen elect of the Paris Fair.
François Sourdif, deceased,
director of TOMA giving a gratitude plaque to Mr. Benoit Henderickx,
store manager of Loblaws, Aylmer, QC. Benoit has been a faithful
supporter of TOMA since its
inception and, as of 2010, was the owner of the Orleans ON 'No Frils'
Kelsey's Restaurant, 301
Hays Blvd., Oakville, ON
Director receiving a cheque for $ 2080 from Jason Rolleman and
Chris Tymstra, Owners Operators of Kelsey's, The cheque represents
the proceeds of the "Tip a Firefighter" event held at
the restaurant on July 24th 2003. The venue was organised by Ryan
Szacas with members of the Oakville Professional Firefighters
Association who donated an additional $ 311.18 from proceeds of
draws and contests held during the day. Pictures of the event,
courtesy Oakland Today can
be viewed here
F.F.A.O., Tottenham, ON.
Commemorative ceremony at the Firefighters
Association of Ontario Convention held in Tottenham on August
|Fire Prevention week 2002 saw
TOMA present at the Cambridge,
ON Wal-Mart with
Customers, Associates and Management deeply involved in the five
day event. Manager James Colletti was "jailed" for the
day and donations to "Keep Management jailed" were
accepted to further TOMA's
burn and fire prevention activities.
This event, which was held at the King Street Loeb
Brockville, from July 26th to July 30th 2000, was done jointly with the
FireFighters and "Sparky" and involved talking to kids
and parents about burn and fire safety. Special thanks to John Smiley,
Manager of Loeb and to Deputy Chief Peter Mulvihill and Fire Prevention
Director Art Pullan of the Brockville Fire Department
for their valuable cooperation.
||Wal-Mart, Woodstock, ON.
Wal-Mart Corporate and its store managers are deeply
committed leaders in community involvement. Gerry Crowe, manager
of Wal-Mart, Woodstock hands Gilles Mercier of
TOMA a cheque for $ 3,837.88 representing, customers, in store and Corporate contributions
matching TOMA's own fund raising efforts during the Foundation's visit at his store in
||F.F.A.O. Covention 2000, Seaforth, ON.
In addition to corporate and community events, TOMA is also often invited to
attend much coveted professional conventions. Our attendance at the FireFighters
Association of Ontario Convention in in Seaforth, from July 3rd to July 7th 2000,
was a tremendous success and allowed TOMA to make many new friends among this elite group
of fire fighting professionals. Special thanks to Rick Shannon,
coordinator of the event.
Events held in Québec
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