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Adopt-a-Road Program

On Saturday June 17th a group of seven CCTA Collingwood staff participated in the Simcoe County Adopt-a-Road Program along Poplar Side Road between Raglan Street and Hurontario Street. The program involves local businesses or community groups volunteering to adopt a section of road and complete bi-annual clean ups in the Spring and Fall. The group was fortunate that the weather cooperated, which made the clean up all the better. About seven bags of garbage were collected. Thanks to those who participated!


Along the Healing Path Mural

On Saturday June 17th the Township of Tay, in conjunction with representatives from the Beausoleil First Nations and Simcoe County District School Board unveiled the “Along the Healing Path” mural. The mural was installed on a side wall of the Waubaushene Booster Pump Station facing the adjacent multiuse trail at the end of Pine Street. CCTA donated our services to review the structural capacity of the exterior wall and detail the attachment of the mural panels to the exterior cladding. The project team members included Tim Collingwood as the principal liaison with the Township, and John Johnston and Nick Smith as the structural engineers. The unveiling was well attended by approximately 60 to 70 people from the community, including John Johnston representing CCTA. Speeches were made by many, including the Mayor of Tay Township (Scott Warnock), Chief of Beausoleil First Nations (Mary McCue-King), Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs (The Honourable Carolyn Bennett), Bruce Stanton MP, Cate Root (Councillor for Tay Township) and the teacher and students from the Georgian Bay District Secondary School who created the mural. The student representatives described the theme of the mural as "Truth and Reconciliation". There is an interpretive sign between the mural and the adjacent multiuse trail. A great deal of thought and time by the students of GBDSS went into the creation of the mural. The support of CCTA was acknowledged at the presentation, along with the other companies that donated their time and/or products.


Georgian Bay Land Trust

The second year in a row, CCTA has sponsored the Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT). GBLT’s mission is to preserve the unique archipelago and adjacent water bodies which lie along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and North Channel that are of ecological, geological and historical importance, and to promote the appreciation of this special area. Since its inception in 1991, GBLT has grown to steward 44 properties along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and the North Channel of Lake Huron. They protect more than 1,576 acres of land through ownership or easement, and the incredible range of biodiversity and wildlife habitat that this area supports. CCTA is excited to be partnered again with GBLT for a great cause! Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, GBLT Executive Director Bill Lougheed, GBLT Board Chair Janny Vincent, CCTA President Rex Meadley, and GBLT Senior Development Officer Janet Tinsley.


Alzheimer Society - Walk for Alzheimer's

CCTA was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Walk for Alzheimer's, held on May 28, 2017 at Sunnidale Park in Barrie, ON. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the walk and as a team we raised $860 to help support the estimated 747,000 Canadians living with a dementia as well as their caregivers and families. This money will go directly to local programs and services that work to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Way to go CCTA!


Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life

CCI and Jean Vanier students came together on May 26, 2017 to participate in a 12-hour walking relay passing the baton around a track to support the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life. The event has always been successful at raising awareness and bringing the community together for the sole purpose of fighting cancer. CCTA was the Stage Sponsor this year so Jean Vanier School could rent a stage to host different bands and a number of other fundraising activities planned throughout the day. The event raised $41,323 for the Canadian Cancer Society!


CURE Foundation - National Denim Day

For the seventh year in a row, CCTA participated in the CURE Foundation’s National Denim Day on May 16, 2017. Employees made a donation to wear denim for the day, and with the company matching staff donations, we were able to donate $768 to breast cancer research.


MS Society - MS Walk

CCTA staff were out in full force on May 7, 2017 to walk for Multiple Sclerosis in their respective city/town, with CCTA being a start and finish line sponsor in Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia, and Collingwood. Through fundraising events and donations by friends, family, and fellow co-workers, the teams was able to raise $4,275! Congratulations are in order to the Collingwood, Bracebridge, and Orillia teams who also walked away with "Best Dressed Team"!


Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bowl for Kids Sakee

CCTA offices in Collingwood, Barrie and Orillia entered teams into the 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake events in their respective areas. The teams collectively raised $1,755 and were proud to participate in an event where CCTA maintained its annual tradition of lane sponsorship.


Breaking Down Barriers - Rockin' the House Curling Bonspiel

CCTA entered the Tatham Hackers in the 11th Annual Rockin' the House Curling Bonspiel in support of Breaking Down Barriers in Collingwood on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. As in previous years, CCTA was a title sponsor for the event. This year the bonspiel raised $15,000 which goes towards Breaking Down Barriers - an independent living resource center that assists people with disabilities to better live independently.


Hospice Georgian Triangle – Hospice Ski/Snowshoe Day

For the 16th year in a row, CCTA sponsored the Royal LePage Locations North Hospice Ski/Snowshoe Day held on February 2, 2017 at the Craigleith Ski Club. This is the 32nd event of its kind, and they were able to raise over $30,000 to help fund their programs.


Rotary Club of Collingwood - Collingwood FOURS Hockey

The Tatham Thrashers played in the 3rd annual Collingwood Fours Hockey Tournament on January 20-22, 2017 along with 17 other teams (including teams from Collingwood, Ottawa, Brantford, GTA Barrie, and Buffalo) in support of the Rotary Club of Collingwood. The tournament raised over $4,500.00 for the Rotary Club thanks to the players and the generosity of the sponsors. The Tatham Thrashers were off to a good start with a 7-2 record going into the quarter final where they lost in overtime. The Tatham Thrashers have improved each year and put up a good battle throughout the tournament. The team had a great time and look forward to returning to the tournament next year!


Salvation Army Christmas Drive

CCTA presented a cheque for $3,000 to the Salvation Army Collingwood’s Christmas fundraising drive on Monday December 19, 2016. Collingwood, Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia, and Ottawa offices all participated for a grand total of $8,250 towards the Salvation Army this Christmas. Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, CCTA President Rex Meadley, Salvation Army Corps Officer/Pastor Major Neil Evenden, and CCTA Director Michael Cullip.


Georgian Triangle Humane Society

CCTA presented a cheque for $1,265 to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society on Monday December 19, 2016. CCTA’s Social Committee was able to collect $1,015 from the raffle draw at their annual staff Christmas party. CCTA donated $250 making the total donation $1,265. Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, CCTA Social Committee Chair Patty Mitchell, Executive Director at Georgian Triangle Humane Society Sonya Reichel, and CCTA Social Committee Vice Chair David Plummer.


United Way Simcoe Muskoka

CCTA presented a cheque for $28,101.60 to United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) after wrapping up a successful fund-raising campaign on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Staff donated an impressive $14,050.80 and the company matched those contributions. Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, CCTA President Rex Meadley, UWSM CEO Dale Biddell, and CCTA United Way Ambassador Jeff Akitt.


Collingwood General & Marine Hospital – Annual Golf Classic

The 23rd Annual G&M Hospital Golf Classic was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Mad River Golf Club. CCTA was very proud to be the Title Sponsor for this event so Dan and Michael were more than happy to assist in accepting the $65,000 cheque that was raised for surgical equipment.

My Friend's House - 6 hours of Gibraltar Relay race

On Saturday July 9, CCTA took part in the 6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay Race for My Friend’s House (a safe haven for abused women and their children). Despite some mixed weather and muddy conditions, the team powered through 11 laps of the slick single track course and fell just shy of third place in the corporate division. More importantly, the $2,145 raised lifted CCTA’s team to the top of the podium in the corporate fundraising group. The team had a lot of fun participating this year and looks forward to returning in 2017!