Events & Fundraisers



Business After 5 at Thor Motors Orillia

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Feb. 20, 2019!

The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a Business After 5 event for the Building Hope Campaign.

NOTE: This event is open to Orillia Chamber members ONLY

Location: Thor Motors Orillia

201 Gill St. in Orillia (off of Atherley Rd.)

Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm

Food will be offered and is catered by Eclectic Cafe.

For more information, contact Lynn Thomas, Development Coordinator, at

Coldest night of the year

Canada's (unofficial) Walk for Homelessness!

Save the Date! Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a super-fun, family-friendly 2k, 5k or 10k walk fundraiser that raises awareness money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada.

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Since 2014, The Lighthouse has raised $375,000+ through CNOY, bringing together hundreds of community members walking and volunteering for those experiencing homelessness in our own community of Orillia.  

2014 - 25 Teams raising $21,943.55

2015 - 42 Teams raising $40,986.45

2016 - 58 Teams raising $97,890.11

2017 - 63 Teams raising $103,464.65

2018 - 60 Teams raising $113,819!!! 


April 12- April 14, 2019!

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In lieu of admission, proceeds will go towards Building hope.

Donations from the Home & Cottage Show totalled $5,600 for 2018!!!

Thank you Orillia!

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Thanks to all of our supporters for helping us raise over $40,000 in 2018 for both charities!


September 20, 2019! 

In 2016, The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter and Couchiching Jubilee House joined forces to hold the fantastic golf event. 

ride for refuge

We believe riding bikes (& walking walks) can change the world.

October 5, 2019!

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling (10k, 25k or 50k) and walking (5k) fundraiser that helps charities raise money for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people around the world.

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