Past Events

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

August 2018

Our semi-annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast was once again a fantastic success.  Thank you to Phil and his staff at Phil’s Pub & Eatery in Midland, Ontario for preparing and donating the breakfast for the 75 guests who attended.  A great time was had by all!

[/su_note}

Mayor's Mac & Cheese Fundraising Dinner

May 2018

Another fantastic Mayor's Mac&Cheese fundraising dinner last night! Thank you to Mayors Gord Mackay of Midland, Scotty Warnock of Tay, George Cornell of Tiny, and Gerry Marshall of Penetanguishene for hosting! Special thanks to Phil and the staff of Phil's Pub & Eatery for the wonderful food and service, and to everyone who came out.

Congratulations to Ninette Moran, winner of the draw for two pots of Julianna purple daisies for her garden.

‘Bloody Tuesday’ Murder Mystery Dinner, Barrie, Ontario

May 2018

Our first fundraising event in the city of Barrie was a Murder Mystery Dinner.  ‘Bloody Tuesday’ presented a challenging who-dunnit play performed during a sumptuous dinner.  Congratulations to those who figured out the mystery murderer.

Spring Garden Fair and Barbeque

May 2018

We were thrilled to partner with Native Woods Nursery outside of Midland to offer pots of ‘Julianna’ purple daisies as a fundraiser for We Are The Villagers.  We also hosted a $2 bbq fundraiser on the weekend, and many supporters came by to enjoy one of the first warm and sunny days of spring in 2018.  Thank you to everyone who came by to participate!

Semi-Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

March 2018 

A record 145 people turned out for our first Pancake Breakfast fundraiser of 2018 and enjoyed a delicious all-you-can eat meal!  Thank you to everyone who attended.  A very special THANK YOU to Phil’s Pub & Eatery and the staff who made it all happen.

‘A Parting Shot’ Murder Mystery Dinner

March 2018

A classic ‘who dunnit’ play and gourmet Mardi Gras-themed dinner held at Le Maitre D’ restaurant in Penetang.  This sold out event raised funds for the kids programs at We Are The Villagers.

Snow Angel Gala

February 2018

A fundraising gala in support of We Are The Villagers and to honour the late founder of We Are The Villagers, Julianna Matyas. Featured Cocktails, hors d’Oeuvres, dinner, whisky and wine tastings, entertainment from the kids of WATV, silent auction and more.

A Village Night in Portugal Fundraising Dinner

January 2018

We Are The Villagers hosted its first Toronto and GTA fundraiser, A Village Night in Portugal, at Via Norte Restaurant.  This sold-out event saw 110 supporters of WATV enjoy an elegant Portuguese dinner and listen to Portuguese and Spanish musicians and singers throughout the evening.  Over $6,000 was raised for the charity.

Annual Christmas Dinner

December 10, 2017

We Are The Villagers hosted their annual Christmas Dinner held at Phil’s Casual Dining. Everyone was invited to come out and enjoy a Turkey holiday meal with all of the fixings, meet the kids in the Village, and were entertained by musicians, dancers, and more all in support of We Are The Villagers. Special treats for the kids were provided and an opportunity to enter the draw to win a Giant Chocolate Santa Claus! Thank you to everyone who came out to support this charity for children in our community.

See the complete pictures of the event HERE.

 Pancake Breakfast
August 27, 2017

Once again, Phil’s Casual Dining in Midland, Ontario hosted a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for We Are The Villagers.  A total of $1,285.00 was raised for the children in the village.  THANK YOU PHIL!.

Pancake Breakfast
April 23rd, 2017

A huge THANK YOU to Phil’s Casual Dining who generously made our Pancake Event happen. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of We Are The Villagers kids programs yesterday to enjoy the pancake breakfast event. Special thanks to all the volunteers who came from Toronto, Collingwood and our local area to be part of it all. Special thank you to Brenton Trucking for their on going financial support in covering the cost of the village kids meals. The event raised $1,690.00. Many smiley faces about to enter programs very soon. Our waiting list is shrinking. THANK YOU EVERYONE. Julianna, Geoff, Kids.

Mayor’s Mac & Cheese
April 3rd, 2017

A huge THANK YOU to the committee that planned and put together the Villagers Mayor’s Event – Mayor McKay, Liesje, Ross and Cody and a very special thank you to the Mayors of the Heart of Georgian Bay, Mayor’s McKay; Marshall, Cornell and Warnock and guest helper, Garfield Dunlop. A huge thank you to the Ty Tay Shore Rockers for entertaining along with The Dancers Studio. To all the Mayor’s villagers helpers; to the staff at Lot 102 and to it’s owner, and a thank you to Ty, Rob and all the children that participated in so many ways. Great job everyone. We will have more smiley children in programs in no time. YOU ALL ROCK Julianna & Geoff, Founders.

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner

March 3rd, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner.  The evening was SOLD OUT!

A special thank you to:

Playwright – Brendan Main
Director – Christine Killing
Emily Hart – The Grim Reaper
Stephen Hartnell – The Mayor
Kristine Mannion – The Actress Eli Lamoureux – The Chef
Lori Petroff – The Bayou Witch
Ross Skoggard – The Funeral Director and
Rebecca Weissflog – The Plastic Surgeon

A great time was had by all!

Holiday Dinner and Fundraiser

December 11th, 2017

The words Thank you does not seem to be enough when it comes to Phil. Last night at Phil’s Pub and Eatery in Midland he put on an amazing holiday meal for patrons of the village and village families alike. His staff made everything seem so simple and we really appreciate each and everyone of them and the effort that they did last evening on behalf of our children’s charity. Phil’s generosity allows as to use every penny that we make to bring more children off our waiting list at Christmas. More smiley faces once again thanks to you. We also thank Spider-Man for popping in last night and entertaining the kids at the Christmas party.