Ours is a community rich in philanthropic history.
Ours is a community rich in philanthropic history. It was 25 years ago that Walter Bean saw an opportunity to bring together community-minded people and resources to build upon his vision for a better community. A vision where friends help friends, families help families, neighbours help neighbours, and where everyone works together for the common good. If you haven't had a chance to see it, visit our website at www.kwcf.ca to view our 25th anniversary video - compliments of the talented Mr. Sunshine Chen.
On June 14th, 2009, The KWCF hosted A Celebration of Giving to commemorate 25 years of generosity and philanthropy in Kitchener, Waterloo, and area. Close to 600 people from all around the community joined The Foundation at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo to enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, live entertainment, and a barbecue.
The celebration was open to the public and 60 charitable organizations were on hand to help educate attendees about the unique services and benefits they offer that make our community such a great place to live, work, and play.
Thirty-nine volunteers provided assistance and local talents such as Colin White and the Blue Ribbon Players, Flush Ink Productions, K-W Symphony, Jie Jie Chinese Dance Group, Inter Arts Matrix, Latitudes Storytelling Festival, and the K-W Chamber Orchestra were featured throughout the event.
Special thanks to the following for their support: Hahn Rentals, 1 Hour Signs, Canadian Linens, Andrea and Ted Witzel, Brentwood Livery, St. George Banquet Hall, Straight Street Event Services, CTV, Denison Print, M & M Meat Shops, and our 2009 sponsors!
A Celebration of Giving was a unique opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate this truly remarkable community we call home. Thank you to everyone who attended and got involved!