Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ March Of Dimes ~ News Board ~ 14 July, 2014

 logo March of Dimes

 The Door-tof it Door-to-Door Campaign


 The Door-to-Door Campaign  is in North America, and helps us raise awareness of March of Dimes Canada programs in communities across Canada. Since 1951, the March of Dimes Door-to-Door Campaign has helped raise money to support individuals with physical disabilities. Every January, in honour of our founding Marching Mothers, volunteers walk through their neighbourhoods, knocking on doors to raise money in support of March of Dimes.

Your support allows us to offer opportunities for independence to the over 55,000 Canadians with disabilities that we serve. With your help, we are able to offer a variety of donor-funded programs to Canadians with disabilities, including Conductive Education®, attendant services, employment training, recreational and social opportunities, funding for vital home safety equipment, vehicle modification, and support for polio and stroke survivors, people living with acquired brain injuries, their loved ones, and caregivers. 

In addition, we have our Online Campaign, found at, that lets people canvass family and friends in support of March of Dimes Canada from the comfort of their own home.

Please consider joining our online family!

If you are interested in canvassing your neighbours or for more information about the Door-to-Door campaign, please email or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7705. 


 Crabby Joe’s Charity Golf Classic




Crabby Joe’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic, Sunday July 27, 2014

 Crabby Joe’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Sunday, July 27, 2014 

Greenwood Golf Club, Sarnia, Ontario

Come out and play a round of golf at Crabby Joe’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic andhelpraise money for MODC programming in Sarnia for children and adults withphysidisabilities.  

In addition to golfing on one of Sarnia’s finest golf courses, there will be a putting contest, 50/50 tickets, hole prizes, dinner and awards.


  Sunday, July 27, 2014​



  Registration 11 a.m.   Shotgun 12 noon   Reception 6 p.m.​


  Greenwood Golf Club   2212 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario


  $100 Individual Golfer   $400 Foursome   * Includes cart rental and golf   package


​To register, please contact:

Crabby Joe’s Tap and Grill

1249 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 4T3







Rock for Dimes

  Bands Wanted for Rock for Dimes Edmonton 2014



Rock for Dimes is a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city’s best corporate band and showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.

​Since its inception, Rock for Dimes has raised over $1,200,000 to support our Conductive Education®Stroke Recovery Canada® and Campers Helping Campers Outdoor Recreation programs, and has become March of Dimes’ flagship national fundraiser held in communities coast to coast.

Come out and support Rock for Dimes! Join the fun for a great cause. It’s an exciting way to rock out for charity in your community.


2nd Annual Dor-Tech Charity Golf Classic

  Dor-Tech Charity Golf Classic September 18 2014


2nd Annual Dor-Tech Charity Golf Classic,

 at Indian Wells Golf Club.

 September 18, 2014

Golfing, Lunch and Reception Dinner at Indian Wells Golf Club

5377 Walkers Line, Burlington, Ontario


Individual Golfer  $150

Foursome  $600


Register Now!



View Sponsorship Opportunities!​



March of Dimes Canada will be the beneficiary of the second annual Dor-Tech Charity Golf Classic fundraiser, to be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the spectacular Indian Wells Golf Club in Burlington, Ontario.



September 18, 2014




Indian Wells Golf Club 5377 Walkers Line Burlington, ON


Individual Golfer $150 Foursome $600


Schedule for the day:

12 noon Registration and Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Reception
6:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards


Come golf on one of Burlington’s finest courses, followed by a reception dinner, prize draw and awards. Plus one lucky business will win Dor-Tech Automation’s contest to supply and install a Tormax TTX II Automatic Door operator to help the business become more accessible to everyone in the community. The draw is open to all golf participants and will take place at dinner after the tournament is complete.


“Dor-Tech has based our business model around making our community more accessible. We felt there is no other organization that shares our values better than March of Dimes Canada and it is our extreme pleasure to help their cause,” says Kevin Craig, Sales Manager for Dor-Tech and organizer of the tournament.


Proceeds support March of Dimes Canada’s Stroke Recovery Canada® program. Stroke Recovery Canada provides information, education and support to stroke survivors, caregivers and health care professionals across the country.


BBQ Fundraiser

MODC BBQ Fundraiser September 19 2014

Admission is free. All are welcome.


Date:    Friday, September 19, 2014
Time:   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location:    St. James Park   120 King Street East    Toronto, Ontario



  • BBQ
  • Music
  • Prize Wheel
  • Fun in the park and much more!


 Charity Road Hockey Challenge

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Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge 2014


For over 16 years the Annual Charity Road Hockey Challenge  has been raising money for charity. The Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge was first organized in 1999 by members in the GTA community.  It was such a success that Lindsay, Ontario formed the Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge in 2011.

This one day event brings together neighbours, families, athletes, hockey fans, local business owners and from all parts of the city to have fun while raising money for worthy causes. March of Dimes Canada is again honoured to be the recipient of funds raised from these events.



Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge

Road Hokey Draft


Don’t miss the 16th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge September 2014!


Join us for the 16th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge in September 2014. All proceeds benefit Stroke Recovery Canada, a program of March of Dimes Canada. A fun filled day of traditional “Charity Road Hockey”. Adult co-ed teams are formed with a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 12 players, plus a goalie. Play is 3 on 3 plus a goalie and each player is asked to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges and there is a team registration fee of $200. Each team plays a minimum of 3 games.

Back by popular demand is the children’s play division.


Visit the 2014 Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge website for more information.


Linda Yielding 416-425-3463 ext.7290

Lindsay Charity Road Hockey Challenge and Family Street Festivals

The 4th Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge was on May 25, 2014


Now in its 4th year, the Lindsay BIA Annual Charity Road Hockey Challenge has been raising money by organizing an annual road hockey challenge in Lindsay, Ontario. On Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., part of Kent Street (between Victoria and Cambridge Street) in Lindsay transformed into makeshift road hockey rinks in support of the 4th Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge. The Grand Restaurant was the event’s headquarters and co-owner Charlie MacDonald, has been a huge supporter of this event from the beginning.

“I am so excited to be working with the Lindsay BIA and be a part of this event again! It just keeps getting bigger and better –and every dollar raised stays in the community,” says Regional Fundraising Coordinator, Sandra Clements.

Visit the 2014 Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge website for more information. 

For more information, or to host your own fundraiser please contact March of Dimes Canada:      1-800-263-3463 ext. 7290

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Sylvia McGrath ~ AKA Writingmama, a freelance writer from King City, Ontario has worked in the business field for about forty years obtaining business management experience and business writing skills. She also spent several years in social work for Children’s Services. Now retired is living her childhood dream of being a writer. A few years ago Sylvia decided to take a course in freelance writing, which she really enjoyed as it was the key to follow her dreams. Since completing the course, she has worked as a professional writer, a published poet and co-authored a book with Two Maximum Life Coaches about living with chronic illness; this is titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond.” She also co-authored an E-Book of Resources for the parents of children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges titled “The Treasure Chest of Resources,” part-one has already been sent to the Canadian National Library Archives. Sylvia has also written several articles on chronic illness for the following online sites. • • • Besides working as a freelance writer, Sylvia still finds time for two other passions of hers; to volunteer as a literacy tutor for her local Learning Centre, and assist in facilitating of workshops on disability awareness. Her main mission for the future is to write a series of books for young adults and children who have learning challenges and suffer chronic illness. At present she is also the co-owner and columnist for “Professor Owl’s Newsletter” which is published on-line monthly for children.

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