The Limestone Learning Foundation presents and supports various events which raise the profile of the foundation, highlight student accomplishments, and raise funds to support future projects.
The Limestone Learning Foundation CANADIAN CRYSTAL, was a remarkable evening celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial. From the moment guests arrived on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts they were wowed with the decor and LLF projects. This all-Canadian event offered exquisite food pairings specifically created for the occasion, and a sleek, contemporary entertainment program showcasing the many talents of students from across the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), while raising funds for the Foundation.
CANADIAN FLAGS IN LIMESTONE CLASSROOMS
Canadian Flags in Limestone Classrooms (CFLC) is a Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF) initiative to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. As part of celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017, the LLF will provide a Canadian flag for every classroom and learning centre throughout the school district. This LLF initiative will be celebrated on February 15, 2017 - Canada’s Flag Day. It was on this day in 1965 when the newly designed red and white, maple leaf Canadian flag was flown.
The annual June golf tournament brings together Limestone educators, Foundation friends, and community partners, to enjoy a day of camaraderie and support for unique school projects.
The Sandra Davison Memorial Golf Classic raised over $46,000! Our sincere thanks to all who came out to play and the generosity from our sponsors, community partners, silent auction donors and volunteers who made this day possible. Special thanks to Debbie Corcoran, co-chair of the tournament, for helping to coordinate this day.
We'll post next year's date shortly. We play to return to Loyalist Golf and Country Club, Bath, Ontario to celebrate our 20th tournament.
The Sandra Davison Memorial Golf Classis is an integral part of the fundraising events offered for the Foundation. With a full complement of players, specialty holes with surprising prizes, silent auction, dinner and raffles, this tournament never fails to satisfy and entertain avid golfers.
Over the last 19 tournaments approximately $878,000 has been raised for enhanced learning projects funded by the Limestone Learning Foundation.
A Classy Country Evening
It's a little bit country...a little bit gourmet...and a whole lot of fun! The Limestone Learning Foundation hosts ‘A Classy Country Evening’ at the DreamCatcher Farm every other year in September. The fundraising event features the award-winning, and much sought after group, The Abrams, along with other special performances from area musicians, along with future stars of the Limestone District School Board.
The evening showcases superb local music, casual dining, a live auction and dancing. The fundraising event, in support of the Tristin Osborne Memorial Fund and the Limestone Learning Foundation, held September 24, 2016 raised more than $20,000. It will be held again in September 2018. Since 2010, the Tristin Osborne Memorial Fund and the Limestone Learning Foundation have provided 9 scholarships for 9 very deserving students.
The Tristin Osborne Memorial Fund is in memory of Tristin Osborne (1980-2004), a graduate of the Limestone School Board who, in spite of the challenges she faced because of her learning disabilities, was determined to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. Sadly, Tristin passed away in her sleep just two months short of receiving her teaching certificate, which was granted posthumously. The Osborne Family established a scholarship fund in her memory to allow her beliefs and dreams to continue by helping to fund post-secondary education for individuals with learning disabilities.
The Crystal Ball Gala
A world-class evening, highlighted by star-studded entertainment, fine dining, live and silent auctions, and dancing. The 2015 Crystal Ball offered 62 students from 20 different schools mentorships with 45 accomplished professionals: life-enriching experiences in the fields of Music, Visual Arts, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Set Design, Journalism, Web, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Architectural Design and Construction. The gala was held October 24, 2015 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre, and for the first-time, an encore presentation of the musical mentorships was performed at Stages Nightclub the following day.
The 2015 Crystal Ball raised $170,000 for future learning opportunities funded by the Limestone Learning Foundation. An unprecedented $68,000 achieved from the evening’s spontaneous Gala Giving along with $102,000 raised through the event itself. The $68,000 pledged through Gala Giving will establish the Tyler Ellison Memorial Fund. Tyler was a Crystal Ball Visual Arts mentee in 2013, and sadly passed away this Fall from cancer. This memorial fund will honour his courage and talent by supporting LLF projects in the general area of the Arts.
In its inaugural year of 2011, The Crystal Ball brought together a sold-out crowd of 700 people to the first event of its kind at the Rogers/K-ROCK Centre. With the Rogers/K-ROCK Centre completely transformed by cutting-edge décor, guests were completely in awe as they dined on a four course meal, and watched an evening of first class entertainment on the main stage. The 2011 event raised over $110,000 for the Limestone Learning Foundation. In 2013, a capacity audience of 750 witnessed the ability of more students and mentors unleash their passion for the Arts in a number of disciplines - vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, culinary, photography, media production and design. The 2013 Crystal Ball Gala raised a record-breaking $150,000 for future learning opportunities funded by the Limestone Learning Foundation. Of the
$150,000 raised, a stunning $57,000 was pledged that night during the first-ever gala giving opportunity. The $57,000 established a new Arts Endowment Fund.