CALEDON FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
This year's event to be held on July 6, will support the Town of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services (CFES) building of a Multi-Disciplined Fire Training Facility on the outskirts of Caledon Village. This locally accessible facility will be utilized to conduct specialties such as recruit training for the volunteer firefighters and live fire exercises. In addition, will meet the needs of the Training Division to develop, deliver, maintain and advance fire and rescue skill sets to both Volunteer and Full-Time firefighters in our community.
The training facility will be comprised of a main fire training structure and a series of specialized props including agricultural/commercial silos, hoppers and confined spaces. Training props to support these skill sets would be integrated with a standalone structure that will provide for high angle rope rescue, electrical emergencies, confined spaces, grain and silo engulfment and vehicle entrapment as well as breathing apparatus confidence in confined spaces.
The mission of the CFES is to provide a team of highly trained, caring professionals who lead a collaborative effort to provide the community with an efficient emergency and safety system dedicated to protecting and strengthening the community through education, prevention, and rapid intervention at emergencies. Our Service of 280 firefighters is comprised of over 90% volunteer firefighters that commit their time to emergency response and training. Funds raised from the Pit Run will be used to build the training facility to meet the changing service demands that put pressure on available time away from family, friends and primary employment. Having our own multi-discipline fire training facility would prove cost effective and efficient, minimizing time lost through travel to neighbouring facilities, as well as an opportunity for neighbouring departments to rent providing for operating cost offsets and a modest cost recovery vehicle.
Annually the Town of Caledon Fire & Emergency Services responds to 2,700 calls, and with the increase in population, the number of responses and demands for service will only rise. Having this opportunity to construct a modernized training facility will provide for accessible localized training, enable development and delivery of advanced specialize rescue programs and allow for frequent rigorous training and maintenance to ensure that all members are well trained, prepared and ready to serve and protect the Caledon community.
CALEDON PARENT-CHILD CENTRE
The August 11, 2018 event supported the Caledon Parent-Child Centre (CPCC), located in the Albion Bolton Community Centre and raised $27,000.
The CPCC is a non-profit community service organization celebrating 30 years of serving families in Caledon and the surrounding area with children 0-6 years.
The CPCC is a vital community hub, offering an important blend of free quality, results-based early years programs and services that strengthen families and assist them in the critical role of raising young families.
Programs and services are delivered from their main site in Bolton, and four rural communities within Caledon, where families are isolated and services are limited through the use of a mobile unit and rented space. Last year alone, 4,293 children and parents accessed their services.
Funds raised from this event will be used to expand the variety and frequency of the CPCC's free programming and address gaps where government funding is inadequate. This will ensure that the growing number of Caledon families with children 0-6 years of age have a place to find support and programs that assist them in nurturing strong, safe environments for their children to grow and be all they can be.
2017, 2015, 2013
In 2016, Bethell Hospice (originally Hospice Caledon) celebrated its 25th year of providing community-based palliative care and compassionate support to families struggling with a life-changing illness. Bethell Hospice is only partially government funded, and the Foundation must raise almost a million dollars each year to keep the doors of Bethell Hospice open to serve the community. There are no fees to stay at Bethell Hospice, no fees to participate in any of the Community Support Programs, and no-one is ever denied access due to financial situation.
On September 14, 2013, the Caledon Pit Run event raised $20,000 for Bethell Hospice. Two years later on September 12, 2015, $26,500 was raised. And on July 29,2017 the event raised $36,000 for Bethell Hospice.
HEADWATERS HEALTH CARE CENTRE
Headwaters Health Care Centre is an 87-bed acute and complex continuing care facility, offering both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage. By offering care closer to home and putting patients first, Headwaters aims to provide an exceptional experience every time. HHCC offers a full range of cancer care services, and is part of a regionalized cancer care program. Please visit www.headwatershealth.ca for more information and a full list of services.
Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising organization of Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for Headwaters Health Care Centre.
The September 13, 2014 Caledon Pit Run event raised $22,000 for Headwaters Health Care Foundation. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the Oncology Program at Headwaters Health Care Centre.
CALEDON CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL
Located in the heart of Caledon Village, Caledon Central Public School is a country school that offers an elementary experience from kindergarten to grade 8.
At almost 50 years of age, Caledon Central boasts a tradition of community ties and intergenerational relations. Caledon Central has a strong and collaborative school council. The many volunteers expand the opportunities offered to students, including contributing to a breakfast program, weekly hot lunch days, a parent assisted reading program and volunteers in classrooms, library programs and school trips.
The September 17, 2016 Caledon Pit Run event raised $30,000 for the Caledon Central Public School. With the funds raised, they are hoping to help the School Council in their efforts to have a running track built on site. This will not only benefit the school and its sudents but the community as a whole.
CALEDON COMMUNITY SERVICES
Caledon Community Services is a not-for-profit community-impact organization that provides programs and resources for residents of Caledon and the surrounding communities.
The funds raised during the October 20, 2012 Caledon Pit Run was specifically used towards the new CCS food program being developed on Healey Road in Bolton. A total of $8,500 was raised for this first Caledon Pit Run event.