The Review working in your community
April 24, 2013 ( Yearly - Administrative Assistant Draw)
Elaine Leduc-Beks was the winner of The Review’s Administrative Assistant Draw, which took place last week. Elaine won a catered dinner for six in her home, furnished by Sam’s Kitchen of Vankleek Hill. Elaine also won a gift basket containing a complete hostess kit: a tablecloth, napkins, candles, candle-holder, and a $50 gift certificate for a centerpiece or flowers from Jade Garden of Vankleek Hill.
Cindy Hardy of Casselman was the winner of the grand prize giveaway at Yes, Women Can, the recent women’s show which took place in Vankleek Hill on April 14. The grand prize was a weekend for six at Fiddler Lake Resort, six passes to AmeriSpa, dinner for six at nearby La Grange Restaurant, a gift basket full of goodies to be shared during the weekend getaway and six overnight bags – all for a total prize value of $2,000. Seen at center is Cindy Hardy, with her daughter, Michaela, when they came to collect the prize at The Review last Tuesday. Yes, Women Can is organized by The Review; proceeds from the event create ten $500 scholarships for ten young women graduating from area high schools. At right is Review publisher Louise Sproule.
April 10, 2013
The Review has pledged $2,500 in advertising support for the Outdoor Ice Rink Project.
"$2,100 WAS RAISED! THANK YOU! - Thank you very much to everyone who donated a prize and came out to the community fundraiser for an Outdoor Ice Rink on Saturday. It was an unbelievable success! The Windsor was packed inside and out all day! A HUGE thank you to two of local, family-owned businesses, Splendron Farms and The Windsor for giving back to the community through this event. Your generosity is amazing! The committee is organizing a golf tournament this summer so stay tuned for more information to come! The Vankleek Hill Outdoor Ice Rink Committee"
March 20, 2013
On behalf of the National Capital Junior Hockey League, Richard Charest recently presented The Review with a ceramic plate as a thank-you for support for youth sports in the region. At left is Review publisher Louise Sproule.
The Review is donating free advertising all year long to the Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant Association, to advertise its monthly meetings, special meetings and to solicit new members. This contribution of advertising space adds up to a $200-per-month contribution. Review publisher Louise Sproule is vice-president of the association for 2010-2013.
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The Review is pleased to be the sole and major sponsor of the Vankleek Hill Music Festival, at which local music students perform each year. Included in this sponsorship is the Vankleek Hill Music Festival Summer Music and Arts Camp and any other fundraising concerts undertaken by the Vankleek Hill Music Festival.
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The Review is pleased to be a major sponsor of Festival Alexandria, by donating $1,000 of free advertising space to this concert series, which takes place in July.
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The Review is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Vankleek Hill-based women's choir, Amaryllis, donating free advertising, design and printing of programmes, show tickets and posters, plus online advertising of its concerts.
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The Review organizes the Victorian Christmas Home Tour each year. More than 800 visitors toured five heritage homes in Vankleek Hill. Proceeds from this event were shared with the following organizations, which also provided volunteers to help make this community event possible: Each of the groups will be receivies a $500 donation.
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In recent years, The Review has assisted the Vankleek Hill Firefighters to purchase Jaws of Life, assisted the Royal Canadian Legion in Hawkesbury to raise more than $100,000 to rebuild after fire destroyed their Hawkesbury premises and just a few years ago, The Review was a major force behind the Higginson Tower Restoration project.
In 2008, The Review paid for and installed a sign on the side of the Bruce Barton Fire Hall. Review staff members keep these event listings updated and the sign includes four websites that visitors can refer to for more information about community events taking place in Vankleek Hill. This sign cost $2,000 and The Review is pleased to keep you thinking about community events even when as you drive through town!
Starting from 2010, we have decided to list some of the events, committees, projects and fundraisers that we support. We hope this list inspires you to take part in the many good works and worthwhile projects going on in the communities all around us!
Louise Sproule, Review publisher since 1992
2010: The Review is proud to host the Business Spotlight series, featuring businesses located in Champlain Township. Published every second week, each spotlight is published in newspaper space equivalent to a quarter-page ad, or $300. During the course of the year, this represents $7,800 in promotion for Champlain businesses. The Review also posts these profiles on this website, on www.vankleekhill.ca (when the business are located in Vankleek Hill) and on www.reviewbizlist.com which is The Review's online business directory.
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The Review donated development of a website for the Dalkeith History Club as that community prepared for bicentennial celebrations, fundraising and the possible purchase of the former church to be used as a heritage centre.
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November 6, 2010:
The Review organizes the Victorian Christmas Home Tour each year. More than 800 visitors toured five heritage homes in Vankleek Hill. Proceeds from this event were shared with the following organizations, which also provided volunteers to help make this community event possible: Each of the following groups will be receiving a $500 donation:
• The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society (the building of a new horse barn) • The Vankleek Hill Skating Club
• Arbor Gallery Centre for Contemporary Art\
• The Vankleek Hill Fiddle and Dance Association
• Pleasant Corners Public School (the building of a new playground)
• École St-Grégoire (new play structure)
• The Vankleek Hill and District Historical Society
• The Higginson Tower Committee
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December 5, 2010:
The Review has donated $500 worth of advertising to assist with the promotion of a Centennial Choir Concert, taking place on December 5, at Knox Presbyterian Church. The event is a fundraiser for local Music Education for Youth.
Visit www.vankleekhill.ca to find out more about this concert
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December 12, 2010
The Review was pleased to be the major sponsor of this event, donating more than $1,500 worth of advertising, printing, website support and online advertising to this fundraiser, which shared proceeds with the Andy Gump Foundation and the Vankleek Hill Food Bank. This event is livestreamed on concert night to that people everywhere can tune in and either listen to the audio stream, or watch and listen to the video. In addition, The Review is re-locating part of its telephone system to Knox Presbyterian Church on December 12 so that volunteers can take pledges called in.
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In December 2010 & 2011:
The Review was pleased to host Santa before the town's annual Parade of Lights. Children came to visit with Santa inside The Review from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
February 9, 2011:
The Review sales staff sold advertising for a two-page spread about the two teams participating in the National Capital Junior Hockey League All-Star Game. This feature, published February 9, included the team rosters with a profile of the players from both the "original" team and the "expansion" team.
In addition to profiling the players, the two pages were a promotion for the February 20 game, which took place at the Vankleek Hill Arena. The Review donated a quarter-page ad, valued at $250, to advertise the game in the February 16 edition of The Review.
At the game on February 20, The Review presented the Vankleek Hill Cougars with a cheque for $1,000, representing a share of the advertising proceeds from the two-page spread published on February 9.
Derek Duval, one of the organizers of the Pond Rocket Cup, is seen here accepting a cheque from Review publisher Louise Sproule. The $500 cheque represents a share of the advertising sales from the “Pond Rocket Review” which was published to publicize the Pond Rocket Cup event. In turn, the Pond Rocket Cup tournament raised $2,400 ($1,900 plus the $500 from The Review) for the Vankleek Hill Business & Merchant Association.