A big thank you to the attendees and table sponsors who helped make our first Tim’s Tribute Gala a success!
With your help, we were able to raise over $20,000.00 to support the immediate and trial needs of families who are victim to homicide, in addition to supporting The Healing Tree.
We are very thankful for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you in 2020.
Thank you McLean Alarm Systems for your sponsorship!
McLean Alarm Systems specializes in low voltage electrical contracting, meaning that they will get it right the first time, every time.
A heartfelt thank you to Mount Hope Community Christian Reformed Church for being one of our sponsors!
Thank you to our Decor Sponsor, Hearthstone Homes, for supporting the upcoming Tim’s Tribute Gala!
“Where does a homebuilding company like this come from? In today’s fast paced world of flashy marketing, empty words and opportunism, how does a company like Hearthstone Homes rise above its competition and prove itself to be solid, ethical and trustworthy? Like all good things, a company like Hearthstone Homes doesn’t emerge overnight. Only long years of experience and labour can find their expression in such a phenomenal homebuilding company.”
Building new homes in Norwich, Waterloo, and Stratford: http://www.hearthstonehomes.ca/
Thank you to our Advocate Sponsor, Bucket Sign & Lighting Service, for supporting the upcoming Tim’s Tribute Gala!
“With over twenty years of sign servicing experience in western Canada, Bucket Sign and Lighting Services has the knowledge and expertise to bring your lighting and sign to the next level. After a move to Southern Ontario, there was a recognition of a lack of sign technicians. That is where Bucket Sign and Lighting Services begins. Servicing Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, and the surrounding areas. We will deliver a top quality service when no one else will.”
Join us on Saturday November 2, 2019 for the inaugural Tim’s Tribute Gala!
Hosted at the stunning Monthill Golf & Country Club just outside of Caledonia, ON, this semi-formal evening will feature dinner, a silent and live auction, and live entertainment. All funds raised at the Tim’s Tribute Gala will be directed supporting the immediate needs and trail needs of families who are victim to homicide. Doors open at 5:30 PM with the dinner commencing at 6:30 PM.
Inquiries about the Gala, corporate sponsorship opportunities, or donations can be sent to [email protected]
Tickets can be reserved here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tims-tribute-gala-tickets-65007023758?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
More information on the MontHill Golf & Country Club can be found at http://www.monthillgolfcc.com
On behalf of the Board of Directors for Tim’s Tribute, we would like to update you our donors and friends. In the fall we discussed some background to the past couple years and how the charity had formalized processes with groups such as victim services and police departments. In November 2018 when we penned the letter, Tim’s Tribute had worked with and supported 22 cases. It is now May of 2019 and as of today we are at 36 such cases. The need has been great, and we prayerfully thank each of you for working along side of us.
In November it was mentioned that we would begin fundraising efforts once again, announcing initiatives that would allow us to continue to provide the services being offered. Services such as the Healing Tree counselling sessions for victim’s families; as well as the case by case assistance for immediate needs to families during the crisis stage of loss.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Tim’s Tribute banquet that will take place SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2019 at the beautiful new MONTHILL Golf and Country Club www.monthillgolfcc.com. Tickets for this evening will be sold in the months ahead. Seating is limited to 450 tickets so you may pre-order if you wish ([email protected]).
The evening will begin with a dinner, both silent and live auction items and live entertainment (there is a special musical guest coming, but we will keep that under wraps for a little longer.)
It is our hope that you will attend this semi formal evening. There will also be corporate sponsorship opportunities that we will be putting forward in the coming weeks as well as a list of media opportunities. We value your prayers and support as collectively we provide early response vital support to families who suffer through homicide.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Tim’s Tribute
On behalf of the Board of Directors for Tim’s Tribute, I’d like to take this opportunity to say hello and update our donors and friends. We have not spoken publicly since the last letter we sent out in 2017. Since that time, much has happened within the charity as we provide assistance for those who suffer through the devastation endured from homicide of a cherished loved one.
When we last spoke publicly, we informed you that Tim’s Tribute was going to take a break from fundraising as we organized and developed channels to which those funds could be dispersed. Since that time, Tim’s Tribute has accomplished this with both programs and early responder funds given to the families left behind. Various detachments of Police Services, including Victims Services, now utilize Tim’s Tribute as a trusted confidential source for victims to receive this assistance.
24 cases. It’s with a heavy heart that we report our financial assistance has been provided in 24 cases thus far. I say heavy heart because we are made privy to the cases and the needs of the victims. None of us would have expected the amount of qualifying cases we see. The need exceeded our expectations.
In each file that is approved by the board for financial assistance, Tim’s Tribute acts as an early responder paying for items such as emergency needs, food, items for children left behind, funeral costs as well as costs associated with court time. Families may receive upwards of several thousands of dollars in each case and do so within days of the approved request. Not all requests are approved, and the amounts given are based entirely on a case by case basis.
The Healing Tree is now running several aspects of its program offering 12-week support programs with registered psychologists and facilitators who are well versed in homicide. These programs are attended by many victims who
travel up to several hours to attend. In addition to the 12-week programs, we offer monthly meetings with continued focus on healthy healing. We have secured and utilize office and meeting spaces for this to happen and are grateful for the private subsidies we have received to do so.
Tim’s Tribute had committed to focus on dispersing funds entrusted to the charity. We are satisfied that this part of the charity is now functioning as it should. Early in 2019, we will announce some events that we are hoping you’ll be a part of. Events to reboot the task of raising funds for this worthwhile endeavor. We look forward to sharing these plans with you as they come
available. In the mean time if you would like to assist Tim’s Tribute financially, we are accepting donations again.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
The golf committee is excited to announce that this year’s golf tournament raised over $30,000 for Tim’s Tribute. We are so thankful for all the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for making this day a huge success! A record of 116 golfers enjoyed a sunny morning of golf on the beautiful Copetown Woods Golf course. Highlights of the day included two participants winning the ‘chip in the boat’ contest, beating the golf pro, enjoying tasty treats made by Christina’s Bakery in Jarvis, and many prizes that were won from the longest drive, closest to the pin, and bull’s eye contest. Unfortunately, no one won the ‘hole-in-one’ contest, a prize of $5,000, which was sponsored by JSB Wealth Management in Waterdown. Better luck next year golfers!
We are overwhelmed at the support we have been given by our communities that we would like to take this opportunity to honour our top sponsors. Without you, this golf tournament would not be possible.
First, we want to acknowledge our title sponsor, KPMG Enterprise, from Hamilton. One of their core values is being committed to their communities. We were honoured to partner with them for this year’s tournament, our largest community event fundraiser. Thank you, KPMG Enterprise!
Our next sponsor is Shane Renovations. They have been partnering with us for the past three years. Not only do they specialize in home renovations, they also have a passion for helping those in need in our community and beyond. Thank you, Shane Renovations, for your ongoing support!
Our next major sponsor comes to us all the way from BC. TNT Hay & Cattle is a family company who prides itself on its honesty and integrity. They demonstrated that this past September by generously becoming a sponsor at the golf tournament. They are a great example of a company committed to showing support no matter which community you belong to. Thank you, TNT Hay & Cattle!
Icon Insulation is another great supporter of Tim’s Tribute. They specialize in the installation of mechanical insulation in Toronto and beyond. They are also committed to supporting those in their community. They have been a sponsor for our golf tournament for the past two years. Thank you, Icon Insulation!
Metro Loop is an Ancaster-based company that provides internet service across Canada and is a great example of a company who supports its community. They have been a top sponsor for the past three years and have also provided awesome prizes for our bull’s eye contest. Thank you, Metro Loop, for your ongoing support!
We would like to acknowledge two other local companies who are great supporters of our golf tournament. Strassburger Windows & Doors has a manufacturing facility in Kitchener and a showroom in Barrie. This family-owned business offers a wide variety of windows and door. deBoer Cabinets, located in Cayuga, designs, builds, and installs superior cabinets to make your house a home. We thank both these companies for their sponsorship over the past two years.
We are also honoured to introduce some new sponsors this year. CUPE 1319, from the town of Oakville, Tim Hortons on Concession St., Hamilton, and TACC Construction from Woodbridge. Thank you for making the commitment to helping Tim’s Tribute provide assistance to grieving families.
A huge thank you to those companies who sponsored a foursome. We cannot have a successful tournament without golfers, so thank you to:
CCXIT Computer Services
Earth Park Homes
Hy-Cor International Inc.
Mike Veenstra Construction
Ross & McBride
St. Davids Hydroponics
We also could not have a successful tournament without our hole sponsors. Some of these businesses have been sponsoring us for the past three years, some just came on board this year. Thank you to all!
Alders Main Tile & Carpet Co. Ltd.
Binbrook Auto Service
Carluke Automotive Services
CCXIT Computer Services
Floradale Feed Mill Ltd.
Jobsite Industrial Rental Services
McLean Alarm Systems
Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre
NAPA Autopro, Glendale Motors
Henk VandenBeukel, Royal lePage
TD Canada Trust Ancaster
Finally, a thank you to those who donated items for either our silent auction or prize table and for those who took the time out of their day to volunteer at our event. Every contribution to our golf tournament is important and valued and we thank you for making this day a huge success!
Enjoy the photos below: