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The Grand Parade in Alliston Hits Fundraising Target

VIDEO: It was a pleasure to take part in the Grand Parade in Alliston. I was joined by MPP for Scarborough North & Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho, Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall, Township of Essa Mayor Sandie MacDonald, members of New Tecumseth Council and generous citizens who helped make the event so successful. In fact, the Alliston event boasted the most registered teams in Canada and hit 100 percent of its fund raising goal, $20,000, at the inaugural event!

Congratulations to Emily McIntosh, Executive Director at CONTACT Community Services and to the many volunteers who worked so hard to put this event together.

Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson with Scarborough North & Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho at the Grand Parade opening ceremony

CONTACT Community Services is a registered charity that takes a proactive approach to changing social needs in South Simcoe.  The organization is committed to supporting anyone in need, and all services are offered free of charge, are non-judgemental and truly inclusive; recognizing that no two people are alike in their needs and goals.  Every year CONTACT assists over 3,500 people in their personal journey to improve their quality of life with the supports necessary to thrive. 

MPP Brian Saunderson announced the Ontario government continues to invest in its seniors more than ever before by funding Seniors Community Grants across the province, including providing $95,298 in Simcoe-Grey.  Seniors Community Grants help seniors stay safe, fit, active, healthy, socially connected, in their community and close to home.

CONTACT Community Services in Alliston received $25,000 for their Seniors Living Well program. 

Minister Cho with MPP Saunderson
… getting ready for the Grand Parade!