In The Community
We believe in the power of strong relationships and extending the feeling of family beyond our stores. After all, isn’t helping each other out what it’s all about? We love to engage with events and local programs and we regularly take part in fundraising and relief initiatives in and outside of Ontario.
Goemans Annual Memorial Event (G.A.M.E.)
2020 will mark the 7th annual G.A.M.E charity event. What started out as a modest event to raise money and awareness for the C.Y.O, in honour of Hunter and Tony Goemans, has now turned into a yearly, full-blown and well-supported charity event. Over 6 years, the G.A.M.E has been able to raise well over $350,000 for C.Y.O. camps Marydale and Brébeuf. For those that don’t know, camps Marydale and Brébeuf offer underprivileged and special needs children the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation regardless of their physical abilities, in a safe environment where they can build strong friendships, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
All proceeds from this year’s event will help camp Brébeuf complete renovations to ensure their facility will be able to meet today’s standards. While we expect the overall project to take 3 years to complete, when all is said and done the facility will be barrier-free and capacity will also be increased by roughly 10 percent which equals room for nearly 300 additional kids each year.
G.A.M.E has been able to raise well over $350,000 for C.Y.O. camps Marydale and Brébeuf
Relay for Life
Since 2013 Goemans Appliances has been an active participant in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This year our company sponsored a tent for the event in Hamilton, home of our flagship Stoney Creek store.
Over the years our teams have earned three bronze and two silver team designations and to date, we have helped raise more than $47,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society through individual pledges as well as fundraising events.