Rob Cooper, WATV Board member accepts a $500 donation from Reverand Andrija Petresin, alongside Golf Committee Chair on behalf of their Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser with Sts. Volodymr and Olha Ukranian Catholic Church.

Thank you for helping our Villagers!


Thank you to Jim Hawke and the gang at Team Hawke Realty for being the Presenting Sponsor of the Julianna Matyas Memorial Golf Tournament 2021.  The SOLD OUT event, held on October 3, 2021, was a great success.


A huge thank you to Deluxe Canada and their employees who all pitched in to provide 50 backpacks for the WATV kids returning to school in 2021.  They stuffed the backpacks with all the school necessities for the kids.  Plus, they added an extra $270 donation to help with our programming.  We could not do what we do without the tremendous support of companies like Deluxe Canada and their employees!

Attitude is Everything Charity and Huronia Community Foundation

Thank you to the Attitude is Everything Charity for their generous donation to WATV to support the kids programming for the summer.  A special thanks to Scott Warnock, CEO of Huronia Community Foundation, for initiating this donation and thinking of us as recipients.  There are a lot of smiles on the kids in the Village thanks to support like this!

Mayor of Tiny Township Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you to the Mayor of Tiny Township’s annual Golf Tournament for their donation to We Are The Villagers and other charities in the area. Our families and their kids are truly grateful for the community’s support in providing extra-curricular and school activities for disadvantaged children. Accepting the cheque is WATV’s President Dr. Ty Hervieux.

Simcoe Office Products

Thank you to Simcoe Office Products for providing back-to-school supplies for the WATV kids’ backpack program.  Their support helped our local children return to school safely in this COVID environment!

National Bank of Canada’s Altamira Foundation

THANK YOU to National Bank of Canada’s Altamira Foundation for their generous donation to We Are The Villagers. A special thanks to Branch Manager Sheila Webb, and to Lisa Adams who is seen presenting the cheque to WATV board member Robert Cooper. This donation means so much to everyone during these challenging times!

CUPE Local 3157

A big WATV thank you to CUPE Local 3157 for making a donation as part of our For the Kids Annual Campaign.  Here is Alicia Forget making the cheque presentation.  There were a lot of smiles in the Village thanks to this very generous donation from our community.

Ideal Rebekah Lodge 199

A big thank you to Ideal Rebekah Lodge 199 for their very generous donation to the WATV For The Kids Annual Campaign. This shows the power of the community in stepping up to help our local kids who need it! Here is WATV Board member Robert Cooper accepting the donation from Bonnie Desjardins. Lots of smiles all around the Village.  Ideal Rebekah Lodge 199 is a fraternal organization which provides funding and support for: * wheelchairs * Eyes Memorial Research * Camp Trillium for children with cancer and their families * local programs such as foodbanks and soup kitchens.

MWords Photography

Thank you to Melanie Robitaille and her team at MWords Photography for being such a great supporter in our For the Kids campaign.  Their support brings a lot of smiles on the kids’ faces as they participate in their extra-curricular activities.

Chin & Orr Lawyers

Welcome to new corporate supporter CHIN and ORR LAWYERS to the For The Kids annual campaign, and a huge THANK YOU for their generous donation. Community support is vital to the work of We Are The Villagers.


Nicole and the team at Genesis Dental Hygiene have been long time supporters of WATV.  They participate in the For The Kids Annual Campaign.  Thank you Genesis!


The Jackman Foundation has provided multi-year funding for the programs at We Are The Villagers.  As a result, more kids in our community can participate in extra-curricular activities that they otherwise could not afford.  This helps their confidence, builds social skills, prepares them for their future, and more.  Thank you Jackman Foundation!


The Gateway Centre for Learning and their Used Bookstore have generously provided gifts of books for the kids in the Village every holiday season.  Thank you Gateway!


Dupuis & Ouellet has been a generous contributor to the WATV For The Kids Campaign.  Their support ensures that we can continue to provide access to extra-curricular programs to kids in our community who could not otherwise afford to participate.  Thank You!


Thank you to Midland Honda for being a yearly supporter in our For The Kids Annual Campaign.  We are grateful to General Manager Richard Davies, Sales Manage Nick Gagliardi, and the entire team.  Your support brings a lot of smiles to the kids’ faces in our communities!


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 Take 5 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 yearly generous donations 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.