Thank you again to Walmart Canada Foundation for their generous gift of $1,000 to WATV.  This donation adds greatly to our ability to help children of the WATV enjoy their summer programs.


HUGE thank you to all of the kids at Mundy’s Bay Public School who all raised $4,950 for We Are The Villagers. This is a massive achievement and will help to get more deserving kids off our waiting list and into summer programs! It shows the power of the community working together. We cannot thank you enough.


Thank you to Five Points Media of Barrie, who produced the new We Are The Villagers promotional video.


Many thanks to the support of Canadian Tire in Midland, Ontario.  Alain and his team have been very kind to WATV, allowing us to sell our raffle tickets for various fundraising events.  This has resulted in more kids in extra-curricular programs and off the waiting list throughout the year.


A huge thank you to Enbridge for stepping up and sponsoring We Are The Villagers.  They will be sponsoring the popular Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Fundraising Dinner, April 19th 2018 at Phil’s Pub & Eatery.  More smiles on the kids faces!


Thank you to Tim Hortons and Rotary Club Penetanguishene for their donation to WATV from the 2018 Winterama Parade!  Shown is WATV President Ty Hervieux accepting the cheque from Rotary Penetanguishene.


THANK YOU to Dentistry at Lifestyles for their generous contribution to We Are The Villagers.  Not only does Dentistry at Lifestyles give the kids in the Village healthy teeth, they give them a great reason to smile!


A big THANK YOU to Jim Koch and the team at Midland Toyota for their generous support of the We Are The Villagers annual For The Kids campaign.  Their support means so much to the kids in the Village as they prepare to enter their extra-curricular programs in 2018!


Many thanks to Pro Oil Change, who is now contributing 13% of the proceeds of any oil change to We Are The Villagers.  Please be sure to let them know when you arrange for your oil change.  This is valid at all oil changes in their Midland, Bracebridge, Sarnia, St. Thomas, Tillsonburg, Mississauga, Milton, Georgetown and Burlington shops exclusively.  Locations have easily accessible drive-thru services that are available with no appointments necessary. They do oil changes and much more.  This will go a long way to helping the kids in the Village. 



A big thank you to the Midland law firm HGR Graham LLP for their generous donation to the For The Kids campaign! The kids in the Village truly appreciate your generosity at this giving time of the year.


Thank you to TEAM HAWKE REALTY for contributing to the ‘For The Kids’ Annual Campaign. Your donation will go a long way to helping the kids in the Village enjoy their sports, recreation, cultural and educational extra-curricular activities. More happy kids thanks to Jim Hawke and the group at Team Hawke Realty.  Team Hawke Realty has consistently been rated the best overall real estate firm in Midland!


A huge THANK YOU to Bourgeois Motors in Midland for being a supporter of We Are The Villagers year in and year out.  The support means so much to the kids in the Village, and allows them to join their friends in sports, cultural, educational and recreational activities that they otherwise could not afford.


A big thank you to Weber Manufacturing for their support of the kids programs at We Are The Villagers!  Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. is a fully integrated mold manufacturer in Automotive Interiors & Exteriors, Aerospace, and Home & Building products and is located in Midland, Ontario.


Thank You to Huronia Community Foundation for their donation of $1,000 to We Are The Villagers.  This donation will go a long way to supporting the children in our 19 local communities to afford their recreational, educational, cultural and sports programs!  You have put smiles on a lot of children’s faces!


A BIG THANK YOU to LABX Media Group for their corporate contribution to our For The Kids 2018 Annual Campaign!

LabX Media Group, located in Midland, is a diversified media group for the laboratory community around the world. They provide marketing solutions, magazines, events, newsletters, social media, and much more to this community.

Their help is putting a lot of smiles on the Kids in the Village. It ensures that we can continue our programming to almost 400 kids in 19 local communities in 2018! THANK YOU LABX!


Thank You Walmart Canada Foundation for your $1,000 donation to We Are The Villagers! You are making it possible to provide sports, recreation, cultural and education extra-curricular programs to almost 400 kids in 19 local communities. The kids in the community are truly grateful for your support.


WATV recently received a $5,000 cheque from the Township of Tiny as a result of their 2017 Mayor’s Golf Tournament.  From left to right, Mayor George Cornell, WATV’s Liesje Lancia, and Councillor Richard Hinton.  THANK YOU TOWNSHIP OF TINY!


WATV was recently presented with a donation of $1,560.00 from the JIM MCCREADY FUND GRANT in memory of the one year anniversary of Rick Dorion’s passing. We are so grateful for this generous donation and it will support many children as they move into their Fall programs. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH.


We are grateful to the Tonglen Foundation of Barrie Ontario for their on-going support of the programs at We Are The Villagers.  Their $1,000 donation will go to help the over 200 children on our waiting list get in to the extra-curricular activity of their choosing.  More smiley faces in Barrie this week as we are able to move many children from the waiting list to an active program because of your generosity. Your faith in us is not taken lightly. Thank you on behalf of the kids.


A huge THANK YOU to the Scotiabank in Midland for their generous support. Scotiabank was the Presenting Sponsor for WATV’s first annual Golf Tournament in 2016 and its second tournament in 2017.  A special thank you to Branch Manager Kathy Watson.


DR. FARQUHAR AND HIS TEAM at Huronia Dental Centre are raising money for the kids at We Are The Villagers CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS – it is so wonderful to have Villagers such as yourself making a difference in the lives of children.  They are almost at $3000 towards their fundraiser! Until June, Huronia Dental is giving $2 from every recall appointment to WATV to help kids pay for programs that they otherwise couldn’t afford. Help Huronia Dental Centre make a difference in the community and reach their goal of $4000!


We thank our new Community Partner, the Midland’s Y’s Men’s Club for taking the time to get to know us and endorsing our programs and what we do not only in words, but by raising money and donating to our kids programs. We also want to share that they raised $7,500 to cover the cost of the youth being able to use the Y’s facilities for free every Friday during the year. We urge everyone in our Villagers program and others to take part in this extraordinary endeavour that they do. Together our organizations bring much joy to the kids in our community. THANK YOU on behalf of our kids, especially those who will come directly into our program and off our waiting list because of this donation, our Volunteers, and co-founders Geoff and Julianna.


We extend a huge THANK YOU to Phil Karpathios of Phil’s Casual Dining and Phil’s Pub & Eatery for  hosting and covering all the costs for our annual pancake breakfasts each year. You are an amazing example of how our Community Partners make the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” become a reality. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

Pros Marketing

We Are The Villagers has received help from Pros Marketing to grow our charity by utilizing a number  marketing tools, including brochures, direct mail, postcards, business stationery, custom large format printing and much more. They have the expertise and service we need to help us grow in the community.  The owners of Pros Marketing, Chris and Joanne Kontos, have been tremendous supporters of WATV.  Chris Kontos is the Honourary Chair of our annual For The Kids fundraising campaign.



We are very grateful to the support and enthusiasm we receive each year from our local TD branches in Midland and Penetanguishene from the Small Business Banking Play Fund dollars. Love your villagers spirit. Thank you.


We Are The Villagers is grateful to receive ongoing print support from Standlith Design.  Liesje Lancia, the owner of the company, is on the WATV Board of Directors.


Banana Baskets regularly provides We Are The Villagers with gift baskets and goodies for our Raffle fundraisers.  Banana Baskets is Canada’s #1 source for All Occasion Gift Baskets serving Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Newmarket, Toronto, Ontario & Beyond. Call for shipping details. BananaBaskets.com creates a wide variety of gift baskets from Gourmet Baskets, Themed Baskets, Specialty Baskets, Unique Baskets and Fruit Baskets.  THANK YOU.



BODY LINE COLLISION donated to We Are The Villagers a Dodge Van to make so much here at the Village easier. Wally and his brother worked hard to make this happen and we are very grateful for their generosity. So many Community Partners doing such amazing things to make the village all it could be. Thank you from all of us and especially the kids. AMAZING.

Wally Betcher on behalf of himself and his brother came to visit me in our village office to tell me that they have chosen We Are The Villagers as their charity of choice. Wally and Gary proudly handed me a cheque for $1,260 from the draw they held at their Grand Opening.


Royal Bank of Canada has been a long time supporter of We Are The Villagers.


R-Mac Solutions, a provider of custom home building and renovations, has been a proud supporter of We Are The Villagers from the very beginning!  Thank You.


The Midland branch of the Meridian Credit Union graciously provides funding for We Are The Villagers.


WE ARE THE VILLAGERS sincerely THANK the Midland District Business Women’s Association for raising funds for the kids program through their Christmas Tree Auction.  Partners such as yourselves help bring lots of smiley faces to our community. THANK YOU LADIES.


WE ARE THE VILLAGERS is pleased to be affiliated with Driven Athletics in Midland. Alex and his crew bring out the best in all the kids that we place in their capable care. Alex and Joanne also raise money for us every year during their Burpee Event and also put on a fund raiser during an exhibition. These funds go such a long way and mean so much in making a difference in the lives of children. We just love all the smiley faces and watching the maturity of the kids that we have in your gym. Thank you and all your volunteers for all they do for us. Julianna & Geoff


Thanks to the Better Life Chiropractic Team many children will come off the waiting list and for the first time enter a program. Dr. Darryl Thomson and his team raised $2,920 through 50/50 & prize draws during the grand opening celebration.  In addition Better Life Chiropractic donated $20 for every new patient they receive. We all thank all those in the community who help make this donation possible.   Left to right: George MacDonald, Councillor Town of Midland, Julianna Matyas & Geoffrey Crompton, Founders of We Are The Villagers and, the Better Life Team, Dr. Darryl Thomson, Kerri Thomson, Dr. Jasper Thomson, Dr. Allison Thomson, Kirsten Evans, Barb Imerson and Michelle Villeneuve.


Because of an amazing group of men known as GUYS WHO CARE SIMCOE NORTH, a lot of children will come off our waiting list and will be going into a program of their choice be it art, music, sports and so much more. 75 awesome men in our community each wrote a cheque for $200.00 to We Are The Villagers raising $15,000 in one evening FOR THE KIDS. We are overwhelmed. THANK YOU ALL.


Georgian Bakery on King Street in Downtown Midland. The generosity and love that was put into their contribution to our 100th Library/We Are The Villagers fundraiser was addictive. The creations for that event – cupcakes with books and other amazing toppings – was not only a hit but turned out to be a huge topic of discussion while everyone tried to figure out how it was done. We truly enjoy working with you.


We are the Villagers receives support through the sales of truffles made by The Elegant Gourmet on King Street in Midland.  Mountain Truffles have been a big hit at the store since they were created nearly a decade ago by Susan and Glen Canning’s four year old son.  Now 12, Matthew Canning has been making mountain truffles for eight years and shares the proceeds with WATV.  THANK YOU.