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Volunteers at Waupoos Farm Fall 2019

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When Father Fred Magee envisioned a place where families could find respite, he also looked to volunteers to help make that dream a reality. Today. volunteers continue to support our mission and assist our Farm residents to maintain and improve the facilities! What a gift they are to us!

 

Individuals, high school students, corporate groups all contribute their time and talents. This fall, in addition to our scheduled Fall Cleanup Day on October 26th, several individuals, two large student groups from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Russell, and three corporate groups spent time volunteering at Waupoos.

 

They cleaned, raked, washed, painted, decorated, shovelled, gardened, cooked, weeded, moved furniture, put away summer items and completed every task on our lists – and more! In doing so, they helped us tidy up after summer and get ready for winter. Sometimes they helped with big jobs, other times they just take a bunch of small tasks off the lengthy “To-Do List”. In any case, it is like a breath of fresh air for the farm residents. And this helps us promote Waupoos and share our mission, build connections and build community.

Father Fred reportedly used to say, “If it is of God, it will fly”. His vision for Waupoos continues to fly on the wings of volunteers, just as it began.

Spring Cleanup Day Sat May 5th

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What a lovely day we had for Spring Cleanup on May 5th.

Over 50 people participated and we accomplished so many tasks – the pool deck furniture, bicycles and large playground toys are back out for the summer season, cottages cleaned, windows in the lodge washed, gardens dug, raking begun, newly fallen tree cut up and more!  What a day!

Thanks to all our friends – old and new!

 

 

HOPE Volleyball 2017 Recipient

By | Community Event, Fundraising

In November 2016, The Waupoos Foundation was selected as one of six Ottawa charities to receive funds from the 2017 Hope Volleyball Tournament on July 15, 2017.

“HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) is a volunteer, not-for-profit, event management organization that raises funds for community-based charities and has fun doing so.”  Learn more about HOPE

Our commitment was to provide at least 50 volunteers to help and with God’s help, we made that happen.

A HUGE thank you to all our friends who stepped up to volunteer on July 15th!

 

On November 23, 2017 we received a cheque for $25,000 from HOPE.

This money will be used to improve our cottages and that work has already begun!

Matias Garcia, Board President and Dan Kelly received a cheque from HOPE Volleyball

Fall Cleanup Day October 21st

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What an awesome Fall Cleanup Day we had, with over 50 people who arrived to volunteer to help! And with such warm temperatures, It was an awesome day to get lots of outside work done!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this day such a success!

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Spring Clean-Up! 2017 at Waupoos

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Join us Saturday, May 6th from 9am – 3pm.

Come lend a helping hand as we tidy up from winter and prepare for our spring and summer programming.  Many, many tasks to complete, inside and outside and we can’t do it without your help!! We need to remove the winter tools and wrappings, bring out our summer equipment and re-awaken the pool and gardens.

Then we’ll enjoy some fellowship in the lodge and a warm meal!

 

Fall Clean-Up 2016

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Waupoos Farm would like to extend a very warm-hearted thank you to all those who worked with us on the cold rainy fall clean up day. We were able to get a roof mended, leaves raked, a trench dug, laundry organized, hockey nets fixed, hockey sticks taped, and enjoyed a great and much welcomed hot chilli made by Rebecca Biffert.

A huge “Thank YOU’ to all the volunteers that joined us that cold dreary day. You were the sunlight that day!

Click here to see some fall photos at the farm.

New Roof!

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Our lodge roof has been fitted with new shingles thanks to Bill Geerts of Geerts Roofing. The job was excellently and expediently done with all waste cleaned up. We are so glad to have our roof back in top shape! Thanks Bill!

Here are some of the Biffert kids showing off the new shingles:

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