Fundraising Time

Fall is when the United Way Toronto & York Region  Campaign kick starts and this year is no exception.  A small delegation of 7 Jericho staff and interns were lucky to go to the launch at RBC WaterPark Place in Toronto on September 13.  We got picked up by a coach bus at the 404 and Davis Drive park n’ drive in Newmarket and delivered safely at the event an hour later.united-way-campaign-launch-2016Like the cool t-shirts we had made?  It sure made us stand out and promote our town of Georgina!

Besides having some delicious food, getting inspired and doing some mingling and networking we also got to work on ideas for how to raise some funds for this awesome organization that we are part of as a partner agency for 20+ years.

First out will be our pre-teen dance at the Georgina Ice Palace Hall Friday September 30 from 7-10 pm.  It is for ages 9-13 and tickets can be purchased at Global Pets and Uptown Decor and Gifts in Keswick or at the Jericho office in Jackson’s Point beside De La Salle Park.  There may be some tickets left at the door if you are lucky but it is better to pre-buy for $10.

The following week we are partnering with Hopice Georgina and Georgina Food Pantry to run an Escape Room!  We tried this at the Georgina Gym at the Youth-a-Palooza event in June and it was a great success.  This is for older “kids”.  We will also have a bakesale at the event.

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Lastly we have our Haunted House at the Jericho/Gem Theatre on Saturday October 22 at 9:30 am.  Cost is $2 per person and besides the haunted house and a cool craft, the movie Monster House will be shown at 11 am.  There will also be a photo booth in the lobby where you can have your photo taken for $10.Haunted House 2016 October 22-2.jpg

We hope you can come out and support our efforts this year!

Georgina Supports United Way!

March Break Camp

After this long winter it is hard to believe that spring is almost here along with March Break!

This week we have a camp at the Gem Theatre in Keswick.  We will be doing lots of fun activities including outdoor games and walks.  Here is our schedule if you are interested in signing up.  It costs $25/day and you bring your own lunch and snacks. On-line registration is available at



Halloween Haunt @ Gem Theatre

Grim ReaperLast Saturday Jericho staff and volunteers hosted a Haunted House at the Gem Theatre in Keswick and raised money for the United Way of York Region.  Many children and their families could be seen dressed up between 6:30 and 8:30 pm for a fun time. Who doesn’t like to be spooked a little?

Body partsFake body parts, glow-in-the-dark balloons and scary skeletons were some of the items used to decorate the haunted walk upstairs.

Skull & SpiderLanern & HandBut everything looks much scarier when the lights are turned down…

witch faceskeleton in a cageThis fellow usually lives in the basement at our office…

skeleton in a cage 2Great job everyone hope to see you again next year!

staff & volunteere at haunted houseHave a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Free Movie Night at the GEM Theatre

Last night 150 people came out to watch the movie “Bully” at the GEM Theatre in Keswick. This was a free event organized by the GEM Theatre, Jericho, York Regional Police and Martina; a mother from Fairwood Public School, whose son has been bullied for four years. A counselor from Family Services was also on hand for the discussion after the movie.

Susan Gorman, Managing Director of Jericho, spoke about the responsibility parents, guardians and grandparents have to keep fighting for a bully free environment for our children. Let’s keep the dialogue open and educate ourselves about how we can help to prevent and eliminate bullying.
Susan, Martina & RJ

Susan, Martina & RJ introducing the movie.

Megan & Meredith

Megan & Meredith handing out free tickets for the movie.