Your Needs – Our Business Professionals
The region is well serviced by business professionals. Whether you’re looking for a lawyer and real estate agent to close a deal, or construction firm to build your dream home or cottage, handyman or interior decorator to spruce up your home or cottage, or doctor, dentist, chiropractor or registered massage therapist for your health and well-being, or laundry mat, or automotive services, you’ll find them all locally.
Free WiFi is available at public libraries and these establishments:
- AkSence (Grand Bend)
- Aunt Gussie’s Country Dining (Grand Bend)
- Crabby Joe’s (Exeter)
- Denny’s Drive-In (Grand Bend)
- Eddington’s (Exeter)
- Grandpa Jimmy’s Scottish Bakery (Grand Bend)
- Oakwood Resort restaurants (Grand Bend)
- Pinery Provincial Park’s Visitor Centre (Grand Bend)
- Port Franks Yacht Club (Port Franks)
- Smackwater Jack’s Taphouse (Grand Bend)
- The Colonial (Grand Bend)
- Tim Hortons (multiple locations)
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104.9 the Beach Radio (Bayshore Broadcasting)104.9 the Beach Radio (Bayshore Broadcasting)Contact: Steve Howard
104.9 The Beach serving Goderich, Bayfield, Grand Bend and Ontario’s West Coast is located in Canada’s Prettiest Town, Goderich, Ontario. Everyday we’ll play the best and the biggest Light Hits on Ontario’s West Coast. Music from Phil Collins, Elton John, The Eagles, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Lionel Richie. We’ll also feature the rising stars in the Adult Contemporary music field, singers like Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne, Rob Thomas and John Mayer.
104.9 the Beach will be your first choice for Local News, Weather, Marine Weather, Sports and Information. We’re committed to providing the most extensive news and information coverage for Ontario’s West Coast.
Join Daryl MacLean every Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. for “the Beach Party“. The Friday and Saturday Night Beach party will take you back to one of the greatest eras of music, the 60’s and 70’s. Just set your dial to 104.9 the Beach and party the night away.
104.9 the Beach, Light Hits for Ontario’s West Coast. We’re your home town radio station. We’ll work hard to be your first choice for local News, Weather, Marine Weather, Sports, Information and the best music on your FM dial.
Lambton 4-H is a fantastic youth program that is run by a wonderful group of local volunteers. All our volunteers are screened and trained to ensure our members receive the best experience ever.
Arkona Community CentreArkona Community Centre
Includes the Arkona Library, Lions/Lioness meeting room, and an all purpose recreation room. Public washrooms. Lions/Lioness Meeting Room: 30 capacity. Great for small meetings and registrations. Recreation Room: 50 capacity. Great for dance or exercise classes, information sessions and cards. Arkona Public Library: Grounds feature parking, playground equipment, spray pad, basketball court and sitting area.
Bank of MontrealBank of MontrealContact: Sheila Brooks
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group serves more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. BMO is a leading Canadian chartered bank offering full personal and commercial banking, investments, insurance and financial services.
Bayfield Historical Society & ArchivesBayfield Historical Society & Archives
The Bayfield Historical Society in the Village of Bayfield, Ontario, is dedicated to recording and preserving our rich historical legacy for future generations. The Historical Society discovers, collects, classifies, publishes and presents materials concerning the history of Bayfield and its people.
Beach Realty IncBeach Realty IncContact: Jennifer Murray
Jennifer has been a successful realtor for the past 31 years, beginning in London and moving to her favorite beach, Grand Bend, 8 years ago. While her focus has been Grand Cove, a gated community of 400 homes right here in Grand Bend, she is also familiar with the community of Grand Bend and well steeped in new construction. If you are thinking of buying a cottage, building a home, or long for the easy lifestyle of Grand Cove, give her a call.
Bob Case Plumbing & HeatingBob Case Plumbing & HeatingContact: Bob & Kim Case
Bob Case Plumbing & Heating offers plumbing and electrical services in and around the Grand Bend area.
Scout groups are resident in Zurich and Parkhill. To contact either group, call Scouts Canada at the number listed here. The Zurich group meets on Mondays at 6:30pm at the Zurich Mennonite Church. The Parkhill group meets Tuesdays at 6:45pm at the Church Hall. Parkhill & Zurich
Canadian Tai Chi Academy – Grand BendCanadian Tai Chi Academy – Grand Bend
The Academy teaches 108-move Tai Chi, a style developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin (1931-1998). Practiced by millions of people over many centuries, Tai chi has been proven to improve health and well-being. Tai Chi allows the body to rejuvenate naturally. It’s an enjoyable and relaxed form of exercise.
The Grand Bend location meets at the St. John’s by the Lake Anglican Church Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-10:15am. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Bernice Hill or Elaine Wardle.
Canadian TireCanadian TireContact: Rob Williams
Store Phone : 519-786-2121
- Monday 8am – 6pm
- Tuesday 8am – 7pm
- Wednesday 8am – 7pm
- Thursday 8am – 7pm
- Friday 8am-8pm
- Saturday 8am – 6pm
- Sunday 9am – 5pm
Auto Centre Phone: 519-786-2121
Auto Centre Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm / Closed Sundays
Note: Shuttle service available. Holiday hours may vary. Please call ahead to confirm.
- Water softener salt
- Propane Swap
- Shuttle Service
- Customer Shuttle
- Key Cutting
- Vehicle Undercoating/Rusftproofing
- Hunting Licences
- Local Delivery
- RIV Inspection
- Assembly Service
- Fishing Licences
- Garden Centre
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Clean QueenClean QueenContact: Lydia Loyens
Clean Queen is a maintenance organization that deals with housekeeping, grounds keeping, winter maintenance and much more. The business is experienced, extremely organized, and meticulous with a high attention to detail. Clean Queen is available for residential and commercial cleaning.
Clean Queen also offers cottage turnover cleaning, one-time cleaning, spring and fall cleaning, special occasions, open house cleaning, weekly or monthly cleaning, move-in or move-out, winter maintenance checks, and much more.
Coldwell Banker / Appleby Real Estate Inc – Robin TillerColdwell Banker / Appleby Real Estate Inc – Robin TillerContact: Robin Tiller
Whether you need assistance buying your next home, or would like to know more about selling your current home…Coldwell Banker is the right choice.
No matter where you are moving from or moving to, we are happy to assist you. Our professional and proactive sales representatives will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Call us at 519-238-7355 for the service you deserve.
Dark Horse Estate WineryDark Horse Estate WineryContact: Ashley Horlor
Dark Horse Estate Winery is a new fully integrated commercial estate winery, vineyard and agri-tourism facility. The new winery will be located directly beside the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron and will create significant opportunities for enhancing and developing Huron County’s already strong and growing tourism industry. The goal is to attract new visitors for extended visits to Huron County through the creation and marketing of new culinary tourism experiences associated with wineries.
For the last few years, Huron County Economic Development Services and its partner, the Huron Business Development Corporation have been engaged in significant research into developing and promoting the County as a new wine region in Ontario. New projects are now being initiated and future plantings of vineyards and investments will continue after the inspired commitment to the launch of Dark Horse Estate Winery.
PHOTO AT RIGHT: Dark Horse Estate Winery Rasenberg family and partners gather for a photograph at the recent media event. Back Row (left to right): John Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Craig Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Mike Pullen, Huron County Economic Development Services; Murray Watson, Project Consultant; Roger Vail, Vailmount Vineyards Ltd.; Bill Krohn, WJK Architect. Front Row (left to right): Scott Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Sue Ann Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Ashley Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Murray Marshall, Project Consultant; Krista Hulshot, Veld Architect
Forest Community FoundationForest Community Foundation
The Forest Community Foundation is one of 191 community foundations across the country. We are connected by our national network, Community Foundations of Canada, and together we help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play.
Forest Curling ClubForest Curling Club
The Forest Curling & Social Club is a public facility dedicated to providing the best possible ice conditions and social environment at a reasonable cost for all area residents. With four sheets we strive to provide great casual and competitive curling opportunities to all ages and abilities through house leagues and bonspiels.
Forest Lawn BowlingForest Lawn Bowling
Lawn Bowling is great exercise, great fellowship in the fresh air and a congenial atmosphere. It is fun for all ages. Equipment is provided: casual attire and flat-heeled shoes are required. Instruction is provided as requested. Teams are determined at the time of game — no partners needed. Beginners are most welcome and encouraged to play in the tournaments. Cash prizes for jitneys and tournaments. Please come and join us.
Grand Bend & Area Horticultural SocietyGrand Bend & Area Horticultural Society
The Grand Bend & Area Horticultural Society holds social and educational meetings on the last Monday of each month. Guest speakers are invited to help with planting problems and to give new ideas to plan your gardens. You do not have to a member to attend, everyone is welcome. We organize bus trips to different locations, host garden walks, plant sales and home and garden tour. Regine Switzer, President. Download our 2015 program brochure here.
Grand Bend & District Soccer AssociationGrand Bend & District Soccer Association
For the promotion and operation of soccer for all ages within the Grand Bend community. Home soccer field located at 9989 Klondyke Road.
Grand Bend Area Health Services FoundationGrand Bend Area Health Services FoundationContact: Dr. Bruce Hough
A registered charity established to promote, maintain and support health services and wellness in the Grand Bend area.
Grand Bend Baseball ProjectGrand Bend Baseball Project
Community based group preserving the game of baseball for youth and adults in Grand Bend. Ball diamond restoration.
Grand Bend Golden Age ClubGrand Bend Golden Age Club
Social club for older adults and seniors – meet weekly at the Grand Bend Legion around noon with luncheon served at 12:30pm. Activities include: Shuffle board Monday (10am-noon) and Thursday (9am-11am) mornings – winter inside at the Legion and summer outside. Wednesdays – Euchre at 1pm. Other activities include: Singsongs, Bridge, Crokinole. Shirley Pole (President). Meeting Location: Grand Bend Legion, Municipal Drive, Grand Bend
Grand Bend Home & School AssociationGrand Bend Home & School Association
An association bringing students, staff and parents together at Grand Bend Public School to bring awareness to student issues, community issues, family life and school issues for the betterment of all.
Grand Bend Optimist ClubGrand Bend Optimist Club
Grand Bend chapter of the Optimists service club.. President: Brian Roberts.
The Grand Bend Optimist Club organizes the annual Drive ‘N Jive event held in Grand Bend as a fundraiser for the Club’s activities. The Committee Co-Chairs are Greg and Sharon Vanhevel and they can be reached at email@example.com or 519-238-5313. Drive n Jive tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Centre in Grand Bend or call 519-238-2001.
Grand Bend Recreation CentreGrand Bend Recreation Centre
Located at the Grand Bend Public School. Grand Bend Gymnasium has a capacity of 200. Equipment supplied: floor hockey sticks, basketballs, volleyballs, hoola hoops, badminton racquets, benches, tables and chairs. Great for sporting events or large meetings. Community Room has a capacity of 40. Small kitchen: stove, fridge, microwave, dishes for up to 40 people. Room dividers, overhead screen, tables and chairs. Also functions as a nursery school room. Great for small meetings, small dinners, classes and information sessions.
Grand Bend Women’s InstituteGrand Bend Women’s Institute
The Women’s Institute at all levels is an organization for personal growth and community action. The objectives are:
- To assist and encourage women to become more knowledgeable and responsible citizens.
- To promote and develop good family life skills.
- To help discover, stimulate and develop leadership.
- To help identify and resolve needs in the community.
Grand Bend Yacht ClubGrand Bend Yacht Club
If you are an avid sailor, or would like to be, take a closer look at the facilities offered by Grand Bend Yacht Club on southern Lake Huron. We have 52 slips with shore power, water, an outstanding clubhouse, an active racing program and many other amenities that make boating an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Grand Bend Youth CentreGrand Bend Youth Centre
“To promote and encourage recreation programs for all ages within Lambton County while creating everlasting relationships with peers, volunteers and staff.”
Grand Cove Homeowners AssociationGrand Cove Homeowners Association
Grand Cove Estates Homeowners Association works to keep the community of Grand Cove Estates vibrant by organizing social events and outings, maintaining the community centre and celebrating and enhancing life in the community of Grand Cove.
Harbour Hill Retirement CommunityHarbour Hill Retirement CommunityContact: Stephanie Hartwick
Enjoy all the parks, beaches, walking trails, golf, fishing, special events, museums, and heritage architecture of Goderich—without the work.
The residences are spacious 1 or 2 bedroom apartment-style suites which include individually controlled heating and cooling systems, large windows, a private balcony, and a range of amenities from walk-in showers, full kitchenettes, ample closet space, emergency response systems and more. Harbour Hill also offers independent and assisted living services, assuring families that their loved ones are in good care.
At Harbour Hill, our director of health and wellness is a full time nurse, dedicated to providing constant care for your comfort and peace of mind. We are committed to providing the best care available and increased care as it is needed to all our residents within the community making your health and wellness a priority. We thoughtfully contribute to the mind, body and spirit of each individual as we anticipate the changing needs.
Haskett Funeral Homes LtdHaskett Funeral Homes LtdContact: Bill or Colin Haskett
Our mission is to exceed your expectations by creating a meaningful, personalized service that reflects the life of the person who passed. It is our intent to meet the unique needs of each individual we serve and treat each family with the utmost respect, dignity and compassionate service that we, ourselves, would expect.
Huron Country Playhouse GuildHuron Country Playhouse Guild
Huron Country Playhouse is celebrating its landmark 40th Anniversary by looking towards the future. Visitors to the theatre this season will be among the first to experience many substantial upgrades to the front-of-house including new washrooms, lobby, refreshment bar, box office, and gift shop operated by the Huron Country Playhouse Guild, a community-based organization comprised of 90 volunteers.
There are 650 brand new theatre seats in the mainstage, and the Playhouse II has been completely renovated, increasing from 150 chairs to a fully raked 300 seat auditorium. Infrared hearing and wheelchair access are available to patrons who require special assistance. A visit to the Huron Country Playhouse takes less than an hour from Stratford, London and Sarnia, and with 7 shows to choose from this year, the Huron Country Playhouse offers a variety of theatre experiences to suit every taste
Huron Pest ControlHuron Pest ControlContact: Bradley Travis
Pest Control Services
We offer a diverse range of exclusive products and solutions at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on providing high quality products and offer a quality guarantee on all items.
Small or large, your request will be met with expert advice, individualized attention, and innovative solutions. At Huron Pest Control Inc. we offer a variety of pest control programs to meet your needs. Whether, it’s your home or business we will work with you to tailor a plan to handle whatever your need. Contact us and discover all we have to offer or a free quote. Our staff is looking forward to speaking with you.
Family owned, locally operated in Lambton Shores, fully insured and licensed with 17 years of experience Huron Pest Control Inc. can give you the peace of mind only knowing your family, home or business is safe and sanitary can provide. When you call us you always get the owner, Bradley. He will work with you to establish a unique solution that works best for your individual needs.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote. No matter whether you need to rid your property of an immediate threat or you want to prevent against future infestation we can provide the expertise to get the job done long term for a reasonable price. We focus on low risk, environmentally friendly, long term solutions to provide the security you need for your home or business. We take pride in our outstanding customer service and provide the longest full-service warranty in the business. We have the experience to protect your home or business from ants, bed bugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, fleas, food pests, rodents, spiders, yellow jackets, wasps and other wildlife.
Give us a call 24 hours a day at 519-868-BUGS (2847) or 1-844-396-PEST (7378) to arrange a free quote.
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Huron Shores United ChurchHuron Shores United ChurchContact: Mary McFadden
A community of faith that is active in caring for others and for our environment as well as taking care of our internal ministries and church facilities. We have an excellent choir, a small but faithful prayer team, committed leadership, and a supportive women’s group with opportunities and encouragement for other women’s groups to form. We have several ongoing local mission endeavors.
One of the traditions we inherited from our ancestors in faith, was the conduct of outdoor services of worship during July and August. We continue to do so up until Labour Day weekend in September. There’s somehting quite moving and soul-warming about worshipping in casual attire in our “Green Cathedral”. Each week of these summer services, we feature special musical guests who inspire us with their upliting ministry.
Worship Time: Sunday service 10 am
The mandate of the Huron Tourism Association is to develop and target cost-effective and result-oriented tourism strategies designed to market the Huron County tourism industry. Being a membership-based action organization, members have equal input into association business and can voice their ideas and concerns at our regular meetings.Tourism represents one of the 4 pillars of the Huron County economy, along with agriculture, manufacturing and culture. The Huron Tourism Association is dedicated to further developing the Huron County tourism industry in order to foster new businesses and employment opportunities, economic and community development, as well as a stronger business environment for all of the County of Huron.
Huron Woods Community AssociationHuron Woods Community Association
An association of residents in the Huron Woods Community located in Grand Bend. This group advocates for issues pertinent to their community and organizations social events for the members of the association.
In Focus EyecareIn Focus EyecareContact: Dr. Gerry Day Marie Gilroy
Our team has over 110 years of combined eyecare experience and we know how to use it! In Focus transforms a regular eye exam into an interactive eye experience. Our experienced dispensers will help you select eyewear to meet your lifestyle.
Our “spec”tacular group doesn’t stop at good, we aspire to be the best! From the moment you step in our office, till the moment you leave we do everything within our “sights” to provide you with the best possible vision, eye health information and service. We’ll explain as we go, allowing you to understand the complete process, obtain the best possible vision, health of your eyes, and treatment options.
We do our homework to continually improve with weekly staff meetings and regular off site training. Just a few of the ways we keep up to date with eye related diseases, vision disorders, treatments, technology, frames, lenses, sunglasses, contacts and our commitment to “best in nation” service.
Be prepared to be Wowed!
International Order of Alhambra – Grand BendInternational Order of Alhambra – Grand Bend
The Order of Alhambra was established in 1904 in Brooklyn, NY. as a Catholic mens’ fraternity. Since that time it has spread across both the United States and Canada. In 2011 it admitted women into membership.
The Order of Alhambra has three Missions. They are: To assist and promote the welfare of persons who are developmentally challenged. To identify, mark, preserve and memorialize Catholic places, persons and events of historic importance. To promote social, spiritual and intellectual associations among its members.
The Grand Bend group has been in existence for 45 years.
The Lake Smith Marsh Project is about rebuilding an important habitat for hundreds of thousands of birds and other wildlife. Lake Smith, south of Grand Bend, Ontario was one of three inland marsh lakes left behind when massive sand dunes formed in what is now Pinery Provincial Park on Southern Lake Huron.
Lakeshore Pet CareLakeshore Pet CareContact: Claire Hodder
Dog Walking & Trail Hikes
Dogs are walked solo or with dogs from same household around local neighbourhood or local trails.
Well socialized dogs are grouped with similarly mannered dogs & walked through local Carolinian forest trails.
Includes pick-up & drop-off
- Do you have a new puppy, or kitten who needs some extra mid-day potty breaks, or a high energy.
- pooch who needs a walk. Maybe you have an elderly dog who needs some extra love and attention throughout
- the day. Whatever the case, our service Drop-In Visits is sure to suit the needs of your stay-at-home pet(s)!.
- Drop-In Visits Rates starting at $15 / 20 minute visit
- 20%-40% OFF when you book 3+ visits per week
- Great option for Cats
Luxury Pet Care in the comfort of your home or ours. In-Home Pet Sitting Our In-Home Luxury Pet Care gives your pet(s) the option to stay right at home, where they’re most comfortable of all. We can come stay at your home or drop by daily to care for your furry friends.
Alternatively, pet(s) are welcome to stay in comfort of our home, with our fur friends. In-Home Pet Sitting is an excellent solution for the kennel fearing dog or stay-at-home cat. No cages, no crates. Just all the love and attention each pet needs and deserves!
A regular overnight stay includes:
- 8am-8pm – $60
- Full day/24 hrs – $1008am-8pm – $45
- Full day/24 hrs – $60- Feedings, fresh water, treats – bowl cleaning
- Three 1-hour walks (morning/afternoon/evening),
- Maximum playing/socialization
- Grooming maintenance
- Plenty of potty breaks
- PLUS any & all special requests
Lambton College Community Employment ServicesLambton College Community Employment ServicesContact: Kelly Ainsworth
Working under the new Employment Ontario Employment Services model, our goal is to provide a one stop access point for comprehensive, client centered employment related services to residents of the Lambton County Community. Our trained professional consultants have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in your search for a job or a new employee.
Lambton College Community Employment Services is funded in part by the Government of Canada and is available to all residents of Lambton County. Some of the FREE services we provide are:
- Access to computers, fax and photocopy services
- Basic Workplace Safety and WHMIS certification
- Job search assistance with access to daily job postings
- Job matching and job placement opportunities
- Resume, cover letter, interview skills assistance.
Walk-ins welcome. Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Wednesdays open until 7pm.
Lambton Shores Communities In BloomLambton Shores Communities In Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in urban settings. The Lambton Shores Communities in Bloom focuses on the Municipality of Lambton shores and the beautification of the area.
Lambton Shores Nature TrailsLambton Shores Nature Trails
The Lambton Shores Nature Trails (LSNT) was founded October 2011 by a group of nature and hiking enthusiasts. It is a volunteer organization dedicated to upgrade and maintain existing Nature Trails and help build other community trails and connector trails in Lambton Shores & Vicinity with a wide range of partners. If you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer, trail hike leader, sponsor, fundraiser, educator or simply a hiker, please come out to one of our meetings or contact us.
Meetings are held every second Thursday from 7-9pm at the Lambton Heritage Museum on Highway 21. Everyone is welcome!
Lambton Shores Phragmites Community GroupLambton Shores Phragmites Community Group
Local volunteer community group taking the lead role in removing invasive phragmites in Lambton Shores.
Lions/Lioness Clubs of ArkonaLions/Lioness Clubs of Arkona
We are members of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization. We serve the needs of the Arkona and area residents.
Mitchell & Pearce, Chartered Professional AccountantsMitchell & Pearce, Chartered Professional AccountantsContact: Michael McCutchen, Craig Pearce & Steve Mitchell
Trust the accuracy and integrity of your tax returns and financial statements, and receive informed advice to help you make the most important financial decisions of your life. Our dynamic team of creative professionals offers a full range of financial solutions. We help you structure and grow your business with the creation of a solid plan based on careful analysis and an in-depth knowledge of your unique circumstances. Our tax specialists provide expertise in minimizing your tax burden, in keeping current on all legislation, and in developing sound tax-planning strategies for the future. We welcome the opportunity to provide services to all clients, business or individuals, with integrity and confidence. Let us assist you with maximizing your financial potential. Consult with the chartered accountants of Mitchell & Pearce Professional Corporation in Stratford concerning our specialties in:
- Financial Planning
- Succession Planning
- Estate Planning
Monte McNaughton / MPP Lambton-Kent-MiddlesexMonte McNaughton / MPP Lambton-Kent-MiddlesexContact: Monte McNaughton
Monte McNaughton grew up in Newbury and learned the value of hard work and community service by working in his family business. By the time he was twenty, Monte was elected as Newbury Councillor and was re-elected two more times. He graduated from Westervelt Business College and successfully completed executive programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business and in 2009-10 he served as President of the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce. On October 6, 2011 Monte was elected MPP for the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and subsequently re-elected on June 12, 2014. Monte currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. Monte is also a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Monte is married to Kate, they have a daughter (Annie) and live in Mt. Brydges. Monte is passionate about his riding and wants to bring jobs, honesty, and good government to the people living in Lambton-Kent Middlesex.
Northville Auto Sales & ServiceNorthville Auto Sales & ServiceContact: Rick Coltman
Northville Auto Sales and Services dealership is located in Thedford. Looking to buy a car or truck? View our inventory of used cars for sale and contact us to schedule a test drive. We have great deals on pre-owned cars, trucks, SUV’s, and light commercial vehicles. Trade Ins Welcome!
Northville Auto Sales are a UCDA members. UCDA members voluntarily agree to a Code of Ethics urging them to:
Disclose everything they know about the vehicle
Present their vehicles fairly and accurately ensure that customers fully understand the products and services being offered
Deliver on all promises
Deal with reasonable complaints promptly
Oakridge ResortOakridge ResortContact: Mario Carcamo
Oakridge, experience the perfect combination of exceptional summer fun in a serene forest setting.
Located in Northville (just south of Grand Bend), Oakridge Cottage and RV Resort is situated in South Western Ontario’s prime cottage country and only a 5-minute drive from the sandy beaches of Lake Huron.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Carolinian Forest, the resort provides the same rare and beautiful surroundings as the famous Pinery Provincial Park nearby. Oakridge Resort offers year round, seasonal, and overnight voyageur sites, as well as cabin and RV rentals for overnight and seasonal guests. Our full service sites are sure to meet all of your modern convenience needs.
The resort hosts many special events and planned activities throughout the summer to keep the entire family entertained including wagon rides, family dances, Christmas in July, and much more. Oakridge Cottage and RV Resort is truly a full service resort destination your family will love!
Oakwood ResortOakwood ResortSalesContact: Laura Connolly
Oakwood Resort is a family owned and operated resort located in Grand Bend Ontario. The resort is nestled within a natural setting featuring large mature trees and plenty of green space all just steps away from the beautiful white sand beaches of Lake Huron. With 126 rooms offering a variety of accommodation options including deluxe rooms, suites and cottages. We are the ideal location for a family getaway, a corporate retreat or just a weekend away for two. We also offer a wide range of things to do on site including an eighteen-hole golf course, relaxing spa, dining room and pub, indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, tennis courts, fitness center, access to our private beach, children’s play area and ten thousand square feet of banquet and conference space.
126 Rooms and Suites / Dining, Golf, Spa, Indoor Pool / Open Year Round
Resort Hotel, cottages, golf course, Lakeside Spa, Dave’s Pub & Grill, Dining Lounge
Old Ausable River Channel AssociationOld Ausable River Channel Association
The Friends of the Old Ausable Channel is a non-profit organization that was created to help preserve and support this unique and valuable natural habitat.
Optimist ClubsOptimist Clubs
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.
Partners In LearningPartners In Learning
Partners in Learning is based on a peer-learning concept that has proven to be a great success in many communities throughout Canada and the world. A local, non-profit group of volunteers has undertaken to provide this unique community enrichment program in the Grand Bend area.
Pinery Bluff DevelopmentsPinery Bluff DevelopmentsContact: Stan Franjkovic
An active and healthy lifestyle is waiting for you in Pinery Bluffs, Grand Bend, Ontario. Set your sights on the natural beauty of the Pinery Bluffs, nestled inside 25 acres of mature oak savannah forest. Feel surrounded by nature, while close to the lively resort town of Grand Bend. Enjoy winery visits, theatre, shopping, golf, tennis, art, live music and fine dining, while being a part of a unique and diverse natural environment. You will enjoy a community that is vibrant and alive, full of culture and life, while sleeping under nature’s canopy.
Come home to the seclusion of nature, and enjoy the parade of wildlife from your own back yard. Pinery Bluffs is flanked by 6330 acres of parkland. It’s right outside your door; the Pinery Provincial Park, one of Ontario’s most coveted playgrounds, where you can bike, ski and hike, or just enjoy the ramblings of the forest. Take in the sunsets over the blue waters of Lake Huron all year round, and walk the pristine beaches for miles and miles. This is the location that you have only imagined, and it’s waiting for you. Take the plunge to the secluded community of the Pinery Bluffs. Nature is beckoning; heed the call, and embrace the active and healthy lifestyle that this unique community offers. You are invited to join us on a tour of this unique and diverse area.
Port Franks Community CentrePort Franks Community Centre
Serves as the Emergency Reception Centre for the Port Franks Area. Optimist Hall: Full capacity of 240. Kitchen facilities include 2 stoves, 1 fridge, 1 cooler, dishwasher and microwave. Bar facilities include 1 cooler and freezer. Microphone and PA system. Great for luncheons, dinners, cards, games, dances and weddings. West Wing: Full capacity of 149. Kitchen facilities: fridge and stove. Great for large meetings, dinners, luncheons, cards, games and information sessions. A wall separates the Optimist Hall and West Wing but can be opened to combine the two rooms to a total capacity of 395. The Optimist Club of Ausable Port Franks leases the upper portion of this facility for a meeting space. Facility grounds include plenty of green space, tennis courts, playground equipment, a soccer field, baseball diamond, a skateboard park, access to trails and a pavilion. Also houses the Port Franks Public Library.
Port Franks Garden ClubPort Franks Garden Club
The Port Franks Garden Club is a community-based, non-profit group, devoted to sharing a passion for gardening and nature. The purpose of the Club shall be to provide a welcoming atmosphere for all who enjoy gardening, to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to encourage caring environmental stewardship and to pursue these goals in harmony with nature. The Port Franks Garden Club welcomes everyone to their monthly meetings – you do not have to be a member to attend. Click here to view Biology, Tagging & Migration of the Monarch Butterfly flyer for the March 17, 2015 meeting.
Port Franks Homeowners AssociationPort Franks Homeowners Association
The Port Franks Beach Homeowners’ Association Inc. will manage the beach to accommodate the residents of Port Franks (as defined in our Deed), while respecting traditional customs and heritage.
Probus MenProbus Men
PROBUS is an association of active retirees who join together in clubs. Its basic purpose is to provide its members with regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. Contact: Gord Mackay.
MEET Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, 3rd Tue 10am
Probus WomenProbus Women
PROBUS is an association of active retirees who join together in clubs. Its basic purpose is to provide its members with regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
We meet at the Royal Canadian Legion in Grand Bend on the second Tuesday of each month at 9.30 am. Members of other Probus groups are welcome to attend the meetings. If your interested in joining us, please call our membership chair Susan Trumper at 238- 5516. President for 2009-2010: Dinah Taylor.
Prosper’s Garage Ltd.Prosper’s Garage Ltd.Contact: Wendy & Mark Heywood
Quality Tree ServiceQuality Tree ServiceContact: Paul & Susan Horton
For over 13 years we have proudly been serving Grand Bend and area with quality work at affordable prices. Paul & Susan are old fashioned; there is no Web Site, we are on Facebook, but honestly barely limp along, our cell phones are probably not used to their full potential, Susan tries to keep up to the email, payment can only be by cash or cheque; HOWEVER THIS IS NOT WHAT WE DO!! WE TRIM, PRUNE, CUT DOWN TREES, TRIM UP GIANT HEDGES, RAISE CANOPYS, OPEN THE LAKE VIEW FOR SHORE LINE PROPERTY OWNERS, ADVISE CUSTOMERS OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR TREES, GRIND OUT STUMPS.
All Consultations & Estimates are FREE!!
We have full Insurance Coverage; W.S.I.B. In good standing, protecting us, our workers and our Customers.
REMAX Bluewater Realty Inc., Brokerage – Doug PedlarREMAX Bluewater Realty Inc., Brokerage – Doug PedlarContact: Doug Pedlar
Robert Q Grand Travel & CruiseRobert Q Grand Travel & CruiseContact: Gavin Antill
We offer Package Holidays, Cruises, River Cruises Escorted Tours and Group holidays, Destination Weddings, Airline Tickets, Hotels (including preferred stopover rates at Toronto and Detroit airport), Via Rail, Travel Insurance, Luggage and more.
- Certified travel counsellor (TICO qualified)
- 15 + years experience
- Sandals Specialist
- Aussie Specialist
- River Cruise specialist
- Alberta Specialist
- Caribbean/ Mexico
Rotary Club of Grand BendRotary Club of Grand BendContact: Cam Taylor
If you are looking for a way to serve your community in an atmosphere of camaraderie and goodwill, this could be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make.
A few local initiatives:
Rotary Nature Trail, Grand Bend Beach Enhancement, Grand Bend School Playground, Grand Bend Medical Centre, Local school literacy projects, Von Palliative Care, Clean Water Now, Grand Bend Library, Soccer Field Pavilion, 2001 Summer Games.
Polio eradication worldwide, Shelterbox relief Haiti, Orphanage Aid Philippines, International Youth Exchanges, Schools & Orphanages South Africa, Unavoidable Blindness Mexico, Cataract Surgery India.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 498Royal Canadian Legion Branch 498Contact: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 498
The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. Our more than 300,000 members in over 1400 Branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, provide essential services within our communities, and Remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.
Royal Canadian LegionsRoyal Canadian Legions
The Ontario Command of The Royal Canadian Legion is comprised of over four hundred (400) branches throughout Ontario. With a total membership of over 160,000 the Ontario Command of the Legion is the largest service oriented organization in Ontario.
Although our main focuses continue to be remembering those who gave their lives for freedom, and looking after the needs of veterans, their dependants, and those still serving in the Canadian Forces; Legions throughout Ontario Command are also contributing to the well being of our neighbours by sponsoring community programs. Support for the communities we live in is one of our main beliefs.
Legions sponsor sports, youth programs, seniors programs, as well as supporting other organizations both financially and by supplying meeting rooms and halls for events. In some communities, the Legion Hall is the main meeting place for community and social events. Branches, zones and districts also raise funds to assist local organizations and regional organizations and facilities such as medical centres, medical research facilities and communities affected by natural disasters.
Royal LePage Heartland RealtyRoyal LePage Heartland RealtyContact: Fred Lobb, Helen Miller and Linda Girard
With a focus on quality customer service, Royal LePage Heartland Realty has been helping property buyers and sellers navigate the housing market for 22 years. Royal LePage has a strong presence throughout Huron County, with 26 realtors working out of offices in Clinton, Wingham, Goderich, Exeter, Grand Bend and Bayfield.
The brokerage is independently owned and operated by award-winning Broker/Owner Fred Lobb, in partnership with his son Rick Lobb, Broker of Record. Royal LePage agents deal in residential, commercial, recreational and agricultural properties throughout the county. Some members of our Royal LePage team are fluent in Dutch, French and German languages. The Royal LePage Heartland team places strong emphasis on giving each client quality service. Each office has realtors with strong ties to their respective communities and decades of experience in all aspects of real estate. Royal LePage Heartland Realty’s employees are also devoted to the towns they serve through their involvement in various clubs and organizations.
Royal LePage Heartland Realty looks forward to helping you buy and sell your property, and they always put the client first. That means building a strong relationship with each and every client by offering quality service, helpful knowledge and dedication to get the job done.
“Helping you is what we do”
RPM PromotionsRPM PromotionsContact: Ron Plasschaert Wendy Plasschaert
We Make You Memorable! We are a promotional marketing company that focuses on the proper use and implementation of promotional products. We do this by using effective, useful promotional products that will keep your name is in front of your prospects and clients at the time when they would be in most dire of your products or services. When your clients see our products, they will remember you!
There are key benefits that promotional products have over every other forms of advertising. These include:
Targeted Marketing – there is little to no waste, in product or marketing dollar, when implemented properly.
Long Term Exposure – some products featuring your message or logo have the potential to last for years in front of your targeted recipient. Fridge magnets have been known to last for literally decades. Can the same be said for a newspaper ad?
Direct Message Tie In – when the message becomes part of the product, it creates a longer lasting memory hook for the recipient. For example, if you use a deck of playing cards with your logo you can say to the recipient “This deck of cards represents that you will never get lost in the shuffle with us. The Ace up our sleeve is the service we provide to our customers, which makes dealing with us a smart bet.”
That creates a much more memorable experience than just saying “Here’s a deck of cards with our name on it.”
Endorsement by the Recipient – when a recipient uses something with your logo, they are endorsing your company and saying “I like these guys”. Think about it… would you wear a t-shirt that has the logo of an organization or product you don’t like? Sports teams are an excellent example of this. You won’t see a Montreal Canadiens fan wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs cap, or vice versa… not willingly anyway.
Southwind Corporate Development IncSouthwind Corporate Development IncContact: Jackie Kechego
The Southwind Corporate Development Inc. is dedicated to the enhancement and building of the community capacity through the on-going development and promotion of a sustainable economy for the benefit of the community and it’s members.
The foundation for the future will be the responsibility of the Southwind Corporate Development Inc. in relation to employment, training, and business development.This organization shall be the model of good governance based on integrity and values. Southwind shall be the leader in enhancing the First Nation’s stature as a business oriented community with a positive outlook for our future generations.
The Southwind Corporate Development Inc., as the governing body of the businesses , oversees, the plaza management & leasing division, Point’s Perference Supermarket Inc, KSP Gas & Convenience and Points Eagle Radio Station Inc. Council as the shareholders of the Southwind has entrusted the corporation to oversee other initiatives such as the Small Business Centre , Business Park infrastructure/development/management, Housing as a Business.
The Southwind Corporate Development Inc. is comprised of community members as appointed by Chief and Council. In turn the Southwind Corporate Development is the sole shareholder to each of the subsidiary for-profit and not for profit corporations and committees of the First Nation. The Southwind Members are:
- Alvin Wolfe – Chairman
- Carmen Rogers Jr – Council Representative
- Stephen D. Wolfe – Board member
- Ken Henry– Board member
- Blake Shawnoo– Board member
Personnel | Southwind Corporate Development Inc.
- Jackie Kechego – Acting Southwind Corporate Administrator
- Rose Wolfe – Southwind/Plaza Administration
- Alison Price – HaaB Coordinator
- Elaine Jackson – Finance
- Stacey Jones – Collections
Days Open: Monday – Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed: Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 | Statutory Holidays
The Southwind Corporate Development Inc., has reviewed and provided some valuable business analysis services to the First Nation.
The subsidiary businesses of Points Preference Supermarket Inc, KSP Gas & Convenience, Country Style / Mr. Sub / TCBY , Points Eagle Radio and Plaza Management & Leasing Division continue to contribute to the socio-economic well-being of the First Nation.
Business development opportunities are continually reviewed as well as ongoing business initiatives within the surrounding area. The most recent successful development has been the Country Style / Mr. Sub / TCBY which opened May 2015.
Aandiyanng lending promotes First Nation ownership, control and responsibility for housing. Aandiyanng encourages private home ownership and profitable rental regimes and fills the void in the First Nation Housing Continuum.
Aandiyanng lending initiates the First Nation housing loan fund and drives Economic Development to create jobs and is 100% owned by the First Nation.
To provide community members access to affordable and competitive mortgages and home loans in order to build, purchase, renovate, or refinance homes on the Kettle & Stony Point First Nation.
Through membership dues, fundraising activities and donations, the unique history of St. Joseph, Ontario is preserved for the good of the community and presented to tourists, students, schools and historians.
We hold monthly meetings to discuss projects that promote our mandate and to enjoy presentations on local history. We partner with the Huron Tourism Association and the Huron Arts & Heritage Network to promote heritage and culture along Ontario’s West Coast. This includes display setup at local events and the promotion of same to the local community through the media.
We enjoy the support and involvement of many local groups, institutions and businesses in our events and meetings, such as the Royal Canadian Legions of Hensall, Grand Bend and Exeter, St. Peters’ Roman Catholic Church and the Bluewater Rest Home. We also share information with the Huron County Historical Society and the Ontario Historical Society.
Straightline CollisionStraightline CollisionContact: Don Stuckless
We celebrated 25 years in business September 2016! A lot has happened since that opening day seemingly so long ago! Many changes have come to the trade and we’re proud to say we have stayed in tune and up to date to meet all the challenges.
Change is constant and we have the kept our team updated in all necessary training to meet your every day needs. This trade has become exciting as we see all the new developments and expect many more. We will be here to serve our customers for many more to come.
We thank all our customers for their loyalty and it has been our pleasure to serve you with your auto body needs!
Sutton Group – Small Town Team Realty Inc.Sutton Group – Small Town Team Realty Inc.Contact: Tena McKay & Steve Riddell
Relocating often presents some rather unique challenges. We are experts on how to make your new move as stress-free as possible. Complete the form below and I will do my part to help make your relocation a positive and seamless experience. Please feel free to contact me for specific concerns.
Am I Priced to Sell?
Attracting buyers is the name of the game. As a seller, you have two goals:
- To get the most money possible
- To sell as quickly as you can.
Be realistic. Price is the number one factor that most home buyers use in determining which homes to view. Although the price is set by you, the seller, the value of the home is determined by the buyer. Don’t allow your enthusiasm to warp your judgement and lead to overpricing – a mistake you can’t afford to make.
Sutton Group Select Realty Inc. – Emily CarcamoSutton Group Select Realty Inc. – Emily CarcamoContact: Emily Carcamo
Promoting Real Estate Buyers and Sellers in the Lake Huron communities of Grand Bend, Bayfield, St.Joseph, Port Franks, Lambton Shores and Bluewater County.
With years of experience in the financial industry, sales negotiating and property management, I am well versed in many related fields to help you with your real estate needs. I know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals.
Whether you are relocating, retiring, investing or dreaming of the perfect family cottage…let me help you find your slice of heaven!
“Meet me at the Lake…Your Coastline Connection!”
Swisstrio Farms Inc.Swisstrio Farms Inc.Contact: Vreni & Thomas Beeler
Swisstrio Farms Inc. are egg and pullet producers. We are Members of the Egg Farmers of Ontario.
TD Canada TrustTD Canada TrustContact: Chris Thompson
Our vision is to be the better bank. Our mission is to be the best run, customer-focused, integrated financial institution, with a unique and inclusive employee culture. Our strategy is to produce long-term, profitable growth by building great franchises and delivering value to our customers, shareholders and communities.
The Fisher Corporation – Chartered AccountantsThe Fisher Corporation – Chartered AccountantsContact: Stan Fisher CA & Shawn Fitzsimmons
The Legacy Recreation CentreThe Legacy Recreation Centre
Serves as the Emergency Reception Centre for the Thedford Area. Arena: 1 ice rink (180ft x 80ft). Combined seating and standing capacity of 600. Ice can be rented out for private parties/functions. Concrete pad can be rented out for dances, trade shows and summer sport. Concession Booth. Home to the Small World Nursery School. Thomas Hall: 450 full capacity. Can be divided by a retractable wall for smaller parties. Contains a professional kitchen and separate bar area. Tables and chairs are provided. This hall is perfect for weddings, dances, banquets and large functions. Also houses the Thedford Public Library. The facility grounds include green space, two baseball diamonds (no lights), and swings. This is the first LEED©certified building in Lambton Shores. Every effort has been made to ensure energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The Shores Recreation CentreThe Shores Recreation Centre
Arena: 1 NHL size rink (200ft x 85ft). Seating capacity of 700, standing room for several hundred more. Walking track free to anyone. Ice can be rented for private parties/functions. Concrete pad has a capacity of 1200 and can be rented out for trade shows, summer sports and other special events. Concession Booth. Gymnasium: 1 full size basketball, volleyball and badminton court. Can be split into 2 by a curtain wall. Suncor Wellness Centre (upper level): Operated by the YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton. 2 Meeting rooms: Upper room has a capacity of 8, Lower room has a capacity of 30. Tables and chairs provided. Municipal Office (upper level).
Thedford Village ComplexThedford Village Complex
Kitchen facilities: coffee maker, fridge, stove, 2 ovens. Pool tables. Great for meetings, small gatherings, cards and games.
Total SepticTotal SepticContact: Michael Webb
Total Septic offers complete septic system services in Lambton Shores, North Middlesex and Huron County.
A list of there services include:
- Tank pumping
- Septic repairs
- Septic system inspections
- Drain cleaning
- Pump replacement
- Bio-Dissolve septic treatment
All-natural and environmentally friendly septic and drain line treatment using Bio-Desolve. Our treatment reduces odours and harmful gases, increases volume retention and storage capabilities of the septic tank by reducing organic solids and stabilizes contaminants and nutrients resulting in a healthier environment for microbes to function optimally. Applications include septic tank maintenance, septic fields/leach fields, holding tanks for RV, boats, trailers, latrines and outdoor toilets and lagoons, stabilization ponds and wastewater treatment facilities. Residential and Commercial.
Turnbull Plumbing and Electrical Inc.Turnbull Plumbing and Electrical Inc.Contact: Jim & Steve Turnbull
Plumbing and electrical services for residential and commercial sites.
Ultra SunroomsUltra SunroomsContact: Agnes Quinn-Hiscott
Ultra Sunrooms leads the industry with innovative products, state of the art technology and applied imagination to design. With that in mind, we have been manufacturing for over 25 years and have gained a reputation for the highest quality products and excellent customer service all backed by the only “Non Prorated Life Time Guarantee” in the industry. Throughout the years we have always listened to our customers with an open door policy. With that kind of interaction we have come to understand what our customers want and expect from us.
FAMILY OWNED CANADIAN MANUFACTURER – COME AND VISIT OUR OFFICE AND FACTORY
Ultra Sunrooms – solution for sunrooms, patio roofs, gazebos, weatherguard windows – lifetime warranty.
Vantage One WritingVantage One WritingContact: Susan Regier
Giving You The words & Marketing Strategy To Influence Your Market
Persuasive content is so much more than simply writing well. Your message must connect authentically and touch emotional triggers. High impact content grabs and holds your reader’s attention, drives traffic, and maximizes conversions.
As a copywriter and marketing strategist, Susan Regier uncovers the core essence of your brand – that unique piece that sets you apart from others in your industry – and then creates a compelling marketing message for various mediums including SEO Web content, sales letters, press releases, advertising, articles, and professional bios. She tells your story in a way that is authentic, emotionally engaging, and effective! And she does it so that it sounds like you’ve written it yourself.
Susan is a respected speaker and “tell-it-like-it-is” marketing coach to serious entrepreneurs who want to attract more clients and make more money. She has the uncanny ability to find the hidden gems in a business that can ignite sales and profits for her clients.
Her private coaching programs help you reach a wider audience, attract more clients, make more money, and have a greater impact on those you serve.
Download your free guide: “15 Ways to Increase Your Influence, Attract More Clients & Make More Money” at http://www.susanregier.com today.
Local chapter of the Lions International service club. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
West Coast Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday at 10:30am at Aunt Gussie’s Dining & Delectables on Ontario Street South, Grand Bend.
Western Ontario Steam Threshers AssociationWestern Ontario Steam Threshers Association
Our purpose is to preserve and honor our agricultural heritage. We provide an opportunity for the men and women in our communities to remember our past in an environment of genuine fun and excitement.
Willow HomecareWillow HomecareContact: Landa Coletta
Willow HomeCare’s mission is to enrich the lives of families in providing efficient, compassionate care with delicacy and dignity.
Willow HomeCare’s promise is to provide guidance and support in a direction that helps families feel good about their choices, while enhancing their desire for independence and happiness.
This will be done with accuracy, patience, respect for all people no matter what their race, ethnic or cultural background, their sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability or illness.
- To ensure a good rapport with clients and their families, providing assistance and information to them as quickly as possible.
- To continue establishing strong client care skills, along with a passion to help achieve optimal physical and emotional comfort for our clients and their families within their own community.
- For dementia care, our objective is to acknowledge the unknown with patience, updated information and an understanding of its complexities within each family dynamic, while believing there will be treatment in the near future.
Willow HomeCare was created out of a need for more choices and alternatives for care around the rural communities of Huron County, Ontario. My father at 91 is living with dementia and my mother, who worked as an NP and RN in the healthcare field for over 45 years and was still working while my father was home, was unable to find enough home care hours for him to stay at home. There was not enough care teams between (CCAC) Community Care Access Centre and limited private professionals, to bring in the hours required for both his safety and for his desire for conversation. At that point we saw a need that presented itself within our own family which soon became apparent was a challenge with other families inside other rural communities.
The idea then became clear to provide a service which suited both the caregiver in providing respite (meaning ‘me time’ ) away from the person they were caring for, and at the same time providing ‘me time’ for the person that required the service of care, without removing any of the life style to which he/she was accustomed to.
What we do is form a team combination with staff and family, and of coarse the person requiring the assistance (even if they feel they are ‘fine’) and provide compassionate assistance revolving around the clients’ terms. We enrich their lives to the fullest, while having them be as much involved in their community as they are willing. Our team has qualified RNs, RPNs, PSWs, home support and a foot care specialist. They all provide support and a caring characteristic, helping families feel good about their choices while enhancing their desire for independence and happiness.
Time does not stop. Age is coming to us all; no matter how many ways we try to cover it up. Willow HomeCare is here to ensure that you are respected, are happy and feel like you belong where you want to be, in a manageable and comfortable environment.
Women Motivating WomenWomen Motivating Women
Contact: Zelda Woods. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays every month from 11:30am to 1pm at the Pinedale Motor Inn.