1st annual Celebrate Thorndale

On Friday, May 22nd I Love Thorndale honoured the contributions of many members of the community at their event,

The evening was filled with words of "thanks" from I Love Thorndale (ILT) community group members to the local businesses who have subscribed to their new directory, which supports ongoing initiatives of ILT in the community.

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I Love Thorndale revealed a tribute video to recognize the contributions of community groups and the volunteers they chose to recognize (video by: Colin Ziraldo). ILT proudly presented a plaque that is now displayed in the Thorndale Community Centre. This plaque will be updated annually. Contact ILT to nominate a community volunteer.

Watch the video here!

Here are some of the community group members that were recognized by their clubs for their dedication to the community.

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The event was held at the beautiful Purple Hill Country Hall just outside of Thorndale. George Taylor and family were gracious hosts.

Special thanks to:
Katelyn Thom, photography & Colin Ziraldo, videography


Thames Centre Community Choir

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Local Musicians who performed

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Joyce Baker for preparing the food for the evening with Epicure samples

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Kim Martin for baking one of her famous cakes (sponsored by the Thames Centre Business Association) & Raeanne Muir at the Thorndale Repair Shop for providing the flowers for the evening

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I Love Thorndale also recognized the efforts of local business owners for their support with recent efforts to create a new website, business directory and to promote Thorndale and its events in the area.

Thanks to:

Erin Goris and her team at JWA Group

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Karen Lucas from KL Bookkeeping 

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JC Graphics and the Village Voice


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Shake the Sugar Tree for her delicious caramel party favours,

Alison Warwick for the internet connection,


A big thank-you to local business for the door prize donation: Ace Hardware, Matt Langford Insurance, Dave Versteegh Auto, Ziraldo Alpacas, Rose's Piano Studio, and Westminster Glass & Mirror.
See their listings in our directory here

The night was well attended by various local business owners, community group members and residents.

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Thank-you for your ongoing support!