Events & Fundraisers



smile cookie campaign

September 16-22, 2019

We are happy to announce that we are the recipient of Tim Horton’s’ Smile Cookie campaign. It sure would be sweet of you to support Building Hope by purchasing a smile cookie at any Tim Horton’s in Orillia. Smile cookies are $1 each or you can create a bulk order and spread the love. Each purchase is tax-free.

Click the link below to download your bulk order form today. You can drop off your order form to any Orillia Tim Horton’s and pick up at the same location between Sept. 16-22.

The Lighthouse & Building Hope team will also be at the following locations during the campaign to show our appreciation and offer you more options to pick up your bulk cookie order:

Tim Horton’s- West & Fittons location on Sept. 17th

Home Hardware Orillia between Sept. 18th-19th

Hawk Ridge Golf Club on Sept. 20th.

Tim Horton’s- Monarch Dr. location on Sept. 21st

NOTE: If you are picking up your smile cookie order at Home Hardware or Hawk Ridge Golf Club, we are accepting CASH only payments.

For more information, contact Lynn Thomas at or Lucy Gordon at

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women’s night at sarahannedipity

September 12, 2019

Come join us for a women’s night out to hear updates about the new Lighthouse Community Services Hub.

There are opportunities to purchase “Hope” bracelets in support of the Building Hope Campaign.

FREE Admission

Time- 7:00pm

Location- 161 Mississaga St. E Orillia

Food will be catered by Eclectic Cafe

MUST RSVP to reserve a seat. Please contact Lynn Thomas at

Fall golf classic 2019

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September 20, 2019

In support of The Lighthouse and Couchiching Jubilee House

Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club

  • Lunch 11:15 am | Tee-Off: 12 pm | Dinner: 5-7 pm

  • Silent auction

  • Prizes

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

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the Kingston brass concert

September 29, 2019

Come and enjoy a musical performance by The Kingston Brass in support of the Building Hope Campaign.

Free will offering accepted in lieu of admission.

Location- St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Orillia

Time- 2:30pm

Coldest night of the year

Canada's (unofficial) Walk for Homelessness!

February 2020

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.


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

2019 - 61 Teams raising $131, 274!!


April 2020

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In Lieu of admission Donations will be collected for Building Hope campaign. All donors will be entered into a draw for the fantastic selection of prizes from our various Vendors!

2018 Donation Totals: $5633

2019 Donation Totals: $7550

Thank you Orillia!