JCI Brantford is helping less fortunate families in the Brantford area once again this Christmas season with their annual JCI Tree Hut Project.
Jaycees are volunteers between the ages of 18-40 that volunteer their time and efforts for numourous events throughout the year. This December, they have ordered over 540 trees to sell to the general public, in turn giving away over 100 of them (as they did in 2010) to less fortunate families registered with the Christmas Baskets Program within Brantford.
There is a wide variety of trees to choose from - anything from 5' tall to 9' tall, and priced from $20 though $60.
Please visit them Monday to Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, or on Saturday and Sunday at 10 King George Road, Brantford - Home Hardware/Dairy Delite Plaza.
Visit our event page for more information, hours and specific pricing on each tree, or call James @ 519 761 2574. Also, see us on Facebook and Brantford Kijiji.
After an unforunate mistake just before the 2011 JCI Brantford Santa Claus Parade started, Rudolph was a simple reindeer, leading the rest of Santa's flight crew without his famous red nose.
Thanks to Santa's Float Sponsor, Brant County Ford, though, Santa's lead reindeer will have his nose shining bright for this year's Parade on Saturday, November 26, 2011.
Many smiles were seen on the city streets both Friday and Saturday afternoons, as Brant County Ford's Paul Yarek pulled the float to and from the shop at Brant County Ford, for the fix up.
On behalf of Santa, Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, Dasher, Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Prancer and of course Rudolph, Thanks Paul and the Brant County Ford team!
This year's 3rd Annual Breakfast in the Park hosted by JCI Brantford (formally known as the Brantford Jaycees) will be giving a portion
of their proceeds to the "Brant food for thought" program - which gives local kids a breakfast at school before a long day of learning starts.
The Breakfast in the Park program has been running since 2009, and has been growing in popularity and attendance each and every year.
The Jaycees ask that if possible, that you please purchase your tickets ahead of time by calling or emailing them, so that they may have a
better idea of the amount of food required.
Come on out - help support your community, and enjoy a hot breakfast that consists of eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes and sausages.
Then your kids can enjoy a Disney WALL-E bouncer, Games, Facepainting and more!
PLUS - your ticket to the event includes all day access to Brant Park and the 1.24 Acre Pool & Splash Pad!
SEE YOU THERE!
JCI Brantford is proud to recognize our newest member, Sarah Ann Treverton. Sarah has shown a keen interest in bettering both herself and her community and is currently enrolled in the Police foundations program at Mohawk college.
As a member of JCI, Sarah will benefit from many opportunities ranging from local community involvement to international travel.
Interested in joining? Contact JCI Brantford today and we will be happy to invite you to our next function.
JCI (Junior Chamber International) of Canada has recently launched a Patron Partnership Program designed to make a connection between the current leaders and future leaders of our Canadian businesses and communities.
JCI Canada is looking for corporate executives with strong leadership skills to join their Patron Partnership Program. They aim to provide their members, the next generation of business and community leaders, with the opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise of these key corporate individuals.
The chance to steward and help develop the future leaders of our country is a rare and exceptional opportunity. Many JCI members are entrepreneurs and all JCI members are looking to improve themselves and the world around them. JCI is reaching out for your support in hopes that you or someone you know is willing to step up and be a part of their development.
JCI Canada is the leading organization for leadership development among individuals between 18 and 40 years old. JCI is a worldwide organization that encourages its members to be active citizens and offers four specific areas of opportunity and development: individual, business, community and international development.
Viviane Lyrette, National Vice President
(french and english speaking)
Corrie Omand, President
JCI Okanagan (in Kelowna, BC)
We won fourth out of fourteen at the 22nd Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The team played their hearts out during this great event and earned a trophy in the process! To top it off, it was one of the best years ever played at this tournament. Make sure to congratulate Jessica, Jeremy, Rushelle & James and Brenda & Aaron next time you see them! Way to go team!
"The Best Year Ever!"
Besides our sporting success, the event itself is expected to raise funds in the ballpark of $10,000 for Brantwood Community Centre, which supports individuals with developmental and complex health challenges, and Participation House, which serves the needs of adults with physical disabilities. JCI isn't the only ones to have the best year ever and we (the team) were thrilled to be a part of it.
Just another way JCI is building better partnerships, better citizens and better people.
Using Social Media - Let's Do It! Thursday February 17th, 2011
Friday, February 11th, 2011, Best Western Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre. Sponsored by OLG.
Speed Networking Luncheon
A free networking opportunity from 5 - 7 p.m. for Chamber Members (JCI are considered members!)
JCI (Junior Chamber International) and the JCI Nothing But Nets campaign will hit the ground running in 2011 with the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run. The designated charity of the event, JCI Nothing But Nets hopes to raise $100,000 for the purchase and distribution of 10,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hundreds of drivers and adventurers will set out on January 15 from Budapest, Hungary on the largest charity rally in the world. From its humble roots, the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run has grown into a major international sporting and cultural event. In 2010, more than 500 participants raced and sent 20 tons of aid to Mali and Mauritania.
JCI Belgium, JCI Hungary, JCI Latvia and sponsors including Bestnet have already donated more than 4,000 bed nets toward their 10,000 goal. Such nets have contributed to a recent reduction in the number of malaria deaths in Africa. Members of JCI Belgium, JCI Hungary and JCI Latvia will also compete in the rally, raising awareness about the need for action to help Africans overcome the deadly disease.
The Budapest-Bamako Great African Run will conclude on January 30 in Bamako, Mali, site of the 2011 JCI Africa and Middle East Conference. JCI, through programs like JCI Nothing But Nets, is committed to providing opportunities for young active citizens to create positive change in Africa, Europe and throughout the world.
JCI and the participating JCI Local and National Organizations would like to thank the sponsors of the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run: Bestnet, PREVENT, Assessment Systems Hungary, Climbernet, AR Consulting and Before The Hype.
About JCI: JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.
For more information, please contact a representative or visit the websites listed below:
External Communications Manager
+36 20 383 40 93
JCI Brantford was recently nominated for the Bell Technology Award that is given out by the Brantford Brant Chamber of Commerce. At a finalists reception on January 26, 2011 JCI Brantford President Brenda De Mille, Immediate Past President David De Demonicis and Senator Syd Bolton received the nomination at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. The finalists will be announced at a gala event on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Video coverage on brantnews.com, January 27, 2011
Find our 2010 - Trees for the less fortunate project in the Brant News throughout the months of November and December. With the help of local individuals and businesses - we're hoping to be able to donate 150 trees through the Christmas Baskets program in the city of Brantford!
For more information, check out our events page, the Brant News or come see us in the Weekends in November at the Lynden Park Mall to donate and/or pre-order your Christmas Tree this year!