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Salvation Army Christmas Drive

In the spirit of Christmas, CCTA proudly presented cheques totaling $8,250 to The Salvation Army in Collingwood, Bracebridge, Orillia, Barrie and Ottawa!

Collingwood photo: from left, CCTA Vice President Dan Hurley, Salvation Army Collingwood’s Major Neil Evenden, and CCTA President Rex Meadley.

Barrie photo: from left, Salvation Army Barrie’s Captain Stephanie Watkinson and CCTA Director and Barrie Office Manager, Bryan Stanton.

Orillia photo: from left, Salvation Army Orillia’s Major Loriann Metcalf and CCTA Director and Orillia Office Manager, Tim Collingwood.

Bracebridge Photo: from left, Salvation Army Bracebridge’s Lieutenant Kam Robinson and CCTA Vice President and Bracebridge Office Manager Bill Van Ryn.


United Way Simcoe Muskoka

On November 14, 2018, CCTA proudly presented a cheque for $33,809.34 to United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM). Employees from offices in Collingwood, Bracebridge, Orillia, Barrie, Ottawa and Tiny gave a total of $16,904.67 and the company generously matched their donations. Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, CCTA President Rex Meadley, UWSM Relationship Manager Laara Losier, and CCTA’s United Way Campaign Coordinators Deb Fitzsimmons and Jeff Akitt.


Hospice Georgian Triangle Curling Bonspiel

The second annual Hospice Georgian Triangle Curling Bonspiel was held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Collingwood Curling Club. CCTA has collaborated with the Hospice on several projects and was the lead sponsor for the event. The bonspiel was comprised of 24 teams separated into two draws and each team played two games. CCTA entered two teams – one team finished a close third in the second draw by winning both of their games! The Hospice is an important charity in our community that provides trained volunteer and professional care and support to individuals who are in their last stages of life. The day ended on a high note with the announcement that through entry fees, donations and draws, the bonspiel raised a net total of $15,000.


Adopt-a-Road Program

On Saturday October 13, 2018, a group of CCTA Collingwood staff participated in the Simcoe County Adopt-a-Road Program along Poplar Side Road between Raglan and Hurontario Streets. Local businesses or community groups volunteer to adopt a section of road and complete bi-annual clean ups in the Spring and Fall. The group was fortunate that the weather cooperated, which made the clean up all the better. About twenty bags of garbage were collected, along with a suitcase (equipped with a lei and Hula skirt) and a huge pile of wires! Thanks to those who participated!


Georgian Triangle Humane Society - Friends for Life! Walkathon

On September 23, 2018, CCTA staff and their pups took part in the 6th annual Friends for Life! Walkathon at the Blue Mountain Village. The objective of the event was to raise money for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society to help save animals lives and them their forever homes.

This year's event was the most successful event to date, raising more than $50,000! CCTA set a fund-raising goal of $1,100 and blew that target out of the water, raising close to $1,600!


Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation – G&M Hospital Golf Classic

CCTA's Board of Directors are standing strong to support the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation. Rex Meadley, President, noted that the company is a strong believer in giving back to the community; "We take great pride in our philanthropic endeavours. We are proud to support the Collingwood G&M Hospital to ensure they have the equipment they need to care for our employees, their families, and friends."

September 12, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the G&M Hospital Golf Classic and supporters will enjoy a great day alongside event’s Title Sponsor, CCTA, who is celebrating 30 years of business in this community.

Over the past 25 years, the G&M Hospital Golf Classic has generated over $1,250,000 and helped to fund a wide range of state-of-the-art medical equipment for the G&M Hospital including diagnostic imaging equipment, surgical instruments, and patient record systems.


6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay Race

On Saturday July 14, 2018, six "Tatham Trailhogs" took part in the 6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay Race. In it's sixth year, this mountain biking competition’s main focus is the importance of children. We raced to promote good morale, physical health and empowerment of our youth - all while having fun and enjoying the great outdoors!

Overall, the team put up a good effort in a race that included riders of all abilities. More importantly, the team raised money to register 2 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters to participate in the race!


RVH – Hearts and Minds Campaign

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) provides health care to patients in Barrie and the Simcoe Muskoka region. Currently, patients from these areas are transferred to the South Lake Hospital (Newmarket) for cardiac surgeries such as stints and bypasses, etc. Within the next two years, these procedures will be facilitated in Barrie. RVH is also the home of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Obviously, the hospital's need for funding is continuous. There is always a need for new equipment and training. Their newest equipment is cutting-edge, and this has helped to attract and retain young qualified doctors for high-end cardiac and cancer treatments.

The "Hearts and Minds" campaign launched in May 2015 to reach out for support from across North Simcoe Muskoka. The goal of this campaign was to bring a cardiac care centre to the hospital, as well as a youth mental health center - along with supporting women's cancer services, teaching and research and new equipment. CCTA donated $10,000 towards this amazing cause. The Hearts and Minds campaign has now surpassed its goal of raising $25 million and RVH was able to open the regional Child and Youth Mental Health unit in December 2017 followed by the Cardiac-Intervention Unit in January 2018. We are very fortunate to have RVH as our regional hospital!


Alzheimer Society – Walk for Alzheimer’s

CCTA was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Walk for Alzheimer's, held on May 27, 2018 at Sunnidale Park in Barrie and June 3, 2018 at Kerr Park in Bracebridge. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the walk and as a team we raised $1,738 to help support the estimated 564,000 Canadians living with dementia. This money will go directly to local programs and services that work to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Way to go CCTA!


CURE Foundation - National Denim Day

For the eighth year in a row, CCTA participated in the CURE Foundation's National Denim Day on May 15, 2018. Employees made a donation to wear denim for the day, and with the company matching staff contributions, we were able to donate $1,108 to breast cancer research, to support hospitals to purchase equipment, and to support awareness and education initiatives.


MS Society of Canada – MS Walk

On Sunday April 29 and Sunday May 6, teams from our Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood and Orillia offices dusted off their walking shoes to participate in the MS Walk in their communities. Donning their signature green Tatham Trotters tees, our teams had a lot of fun and raised a combined total of $4460.50 for the MS Society of Canada. Both Orillia and Bracebridge took home the "Best Dressed Team" award, while Collingwood won the "Most Spirited Team" award. As in years past, CCTA was the Start and Finish Line Sponsor in Collingwood, Orillia and Bracebridge and the Check-In Area Sponsor in Barrie.


Georgian Bay Land Trust

The third year in a row, CCTA has sponsored the Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT). GBLT’s mission is to preserve the unique archipelago and adjacent water bodies which lie along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and North Channel that are of ecological, geological and historical importance, and to promote the appreciation of this special area. They protect more than 6,000 acres of land and the incredible range of biodiversity and wildlife habitat that this area supports. CCTA is excited to be partnered again with GBLT for a great cause!


Big Brothers Big Sisters – Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl for Kids Sake is an annual fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sister’s organization. The funds raised from this event help support BBBS’s mentorship programs in communities across Canada. As in years past, CCTA were lane sponsors and participated in the events happening in Collingwood, Bracebridge, Orillia and Barrie. Thanks to the amazing support of fellow employees, friends and family (plus a few bake sales), these teams raised a combined total of over $3000 for this very worthwhile cause.


CCTA Recognized by United Way Simcoe Muskoka

CCTA was recently presented with the 2018 Corporate Campaign Award (small business category) from the United Way Simcoe Muskoka for our 2017 campaign. We were recognized not only for our monetary gift, but also for how our campaign is run (using promotional materials, having in-house presentations by UW reps, etc.). CCTA and staff have been proud supporters of the United Way since 1998, donating nearly $108,000.


Breaking Down Barriers – Rockin’ the House Curling Bonspiel

As in previous years, CCTA was a title sponsor at the 12th Annual Rockin' the House Curling Bonspiel in support of Breaking Down Barriers. The event, which was held on Saturday, February 24th in Collingwood, is a major fundraiser for the organization and this year the total amount raised was almost $19,000. CCTA also entered two teams ‘The Olympic Athletes from Tatham’ and ‘The Curl Is Right.’


Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) was extremely pleased to receive a donation from CCTA in the amount of $2,550. This cheque represented CCTA’s return of fees for engineering services on Nottawasaga Island. In the summer of 2017, engineers made a site visit and produced detailed drawings for a future dock on the island. The NLPS was formed in 2013 to ensure that the heritage resources of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse are protected through restoration and preservation. CCTA was happy to contribute their ongoing conservation efforts. Participating in the cheque presentation: from left, NLPS Vice Chair, Stephen Emo, CCTA Senior Engineer Amanda Kellett, CCTA Vice President Dan Hurley, NLPS Treasurer Nancy Leno and NLPS Government Relations Liaison Robert Square.


My Friend’s House – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Donning the signature red heels, Tatham Strut showed their community spirit at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and took home the prize for Top Fundraising Team. The event, which was held on October 14, is a playful way for men to raise awareness that domestic violence isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a community issue. All money raised from this event goes directly to My Friend's House, a women's shelter in Collingwood, to ensure no woman or their child(ren) fleeing from domestic violence is ever alone. To boost the team’s fundraising efforts, Michael Cullip raised the stakes, offering to wear a dress and wig if the team reached $400. His efforts were a success, and Tatham Strut raised $750 for the cause, and the entire event raised over $10,000 for My Friend’s House.


TD Tree Days

On September 30th a group of CCTA staff with green thumbs participated in TD Tree Days, an annual initiative that brings communities together while enhancing local parks and green spaces. Together with other members from the community, the “Tatham Treehuggers” planted 100 trees and shrubs at the Wasaga Sports Park. Since the program begin in 2010, over 300,000 trees and shrubs have been planted by volunteers across Canada.


Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life

CCI and Jean Vanier students came together on May 26, 2017 to participate in a 12-hour walking relay passing the baton around a track to support the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life. The event has always been successful at raising awareness and bringing the community together for the sole purpose of fighting cancer. CCTA was the Stage Sponsor this year so Jean Vanier School could rent a stage to host different bands and a number of other fundraising activities planned throughout the day. The event raised $41,323 for the Canadian Cancer Society!