Events & Fundraisers



building hope country gala

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May 31, 2019

The Lighthouse and Building Hope are proud to present its first gala! Put on your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to have fun while supporting Building Hope.

Location: Casino Rama

5899 Rama Rd. Rama, Ontario

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets: $150 each

$100 charitable tax receipt per ticket will be issued.

For more information about the event, please contact Lynn Thomas at

Coldest night of the year

Canada's (unofficial) Walk for Homelessness!

February 23rd, 2019— Donations can still be given until March 30th.

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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Donations will be collected for Building hope.

Stop by our booth at the Home Show to purchase your legacy gift item for the “Lighthouse Community Services Hub”

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

Thank you Orillia!

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toronto mass choir

April 14, 2019

First Baptist Church Orillia presents the Toronto Mass Choir.

Location: First Baptist Church

265 Coldwater Rd. W, Orillia

Time: 7 pm

Admission is FREE

Freewill offering will be accepted in support of the Building Hope Campaign.

ground breaking ceremony


May 5, 2019

We are excited to share with you that The Lighthouse is officially breaking ground for the new legacy facility this spring! Come join us as we build towards hope.

Location: 75 Queen St. E (“Property of Building Hope” sign listed on property and is directly behind the Common Roof)

Time: 2:00 pm

Open to ALL

We are looking for vocalists to join in our 200 person choir! If you or someone you know are interested in being a part of this choir and singing at our ground-breaking, contact Janice MacLeod at or 705-487-0508. Click here for full information.

There will be a full choir and dignitaries.

Refreshments will be served.

The Dofasco male chorus

May 27, 2019

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Calvary Pentecostal and Westmount Congregation are proud to present The Dofasco Male Chorus from Hamilton, Ontario.

Time: 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)

Location: Calvary Pentecostal

375 Westmount Dr. N, Orillia

Tickets: $15 per person Available at The Lighthouse, Calvary Pentecostal or Westmount United churches

For more information on how you can buy tickets, contact Lynn Thomas at

All proceeds are directed towards Building Hope Campaign.


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

September 20, 2019

Hawk Ridge Golf Club

Details to come….stay tuned!

ride for refuge

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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.