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On May 10th, 2018 close to 180 people came out to Kedron Dells Golf Club to attend the

CLOC Through the Decades 65th Anniversary Cocktail Celebration. 

 

More than $23 thousand was raised!! 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE EVENT PHOTOS

 

We could not have had such a successful event without the support of:

 

Sandy Hawley, Honourary Event Chair

 

Derek Grieve, Master of Ceremonies

 

CLOC’s Board of Directors

 

The 65th Anniversary Event Planning Committee

 

CLOC’s Fundraising Cabinet

 

Historical Gurus ~ Doris Maniacco, Suzanne Nobes & Karen Dallaire

 

Event Night Volunteers ~ Darlene Day, Judy Quail, Barb Peyton, Janet Hutchuk, Kim Delaney, Carol Marshall, Randy Brown

 

Print Media Sponsor ~ Metroland Media

 

Entertainment Sponsor ~ OPG

 

Print Sponsor ~ Durham College

 

Champagne Sponsor ~ Seamless Care Pharmacy

 

Community Sponsors ~ MedPro Direct, Durham Regional Police Services Board, International Pool & Spa, Mississaugas of Scugog First Island Donations Committee

 

Friends of Community Living ~ Canadian In-Floor Radiant Solutions, Debbie & Richard Marsh, Equitable Life, Piper Barber Insurance, Veridian, W.B. White Insurance

 

Advertising Partners ~ Centurion Asset Management, Trent University, Lloyd Pest Control

 

Event Donors ~ Klarer & Co., Townsend Electric, Adriana Carnevale, John Olver, Barry & Kathryn Carnegie

 

Donors of Silent Auction items

 

The incredible dancers from Arthur Murray Ajax

 

Classic Car Owners Barry Carnegie & Brett Inwood

 

And for the amazing hospitality from:

 

Kedron Dells Golf Club

 

Goodall Media

 

Pump It Entertainment

 

Silent Auctions Canada Ltd.

 

Please show your support to those who support CLOC!

 

 

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Oshawa  – On Wednesday, Community Living Oshawa/Clarington (CLOC) kicked off its 65th Anniversary year by holding a Pub Night at Kedron Dells Golf Club.  In the room to celebrate were people who receive services from the organization, along with families, MPPs, dignitaries, Board members and community partners.

 

Established in 1953 by a small group of parents who were concerned about the lack of services within the community for their developmentally disabled children, CLOC’s origins can be found in meetings held around kitchen tables in personal family homes.  These meetings soon shifted to a more formal setting at a UAW hall, all in the name of raising enough money to create a school, work opportunities and residences for people with developmental disabilities.

 

When it began, CLOC (then known as ODAMR) provided educational opportunities to just 20 people, and funded the school by collecting change on street corners and providing catering services, which often kept the mothers of these families up working until 3am.  Fast forward 65 years and CLOC provides services to more than 450 people, has a work force of more than 350, and provides support through residential services, employment training, supported independent living, an advocacy group, daily activities and respite for children within Durham Region.  Funding of more that 18 million dollars annually is provided by the Ministry, and CLOC has its own growing fundraising initiative.

 

Darlene, who has used services for more than 40 years, attests to the impact that CLOC has had on her life, “I joined POWER (CLOC’s self-advocate group) almost 3 years ago and it has really helped me out with my self confidence and standing up for my rights and the rights of other people.  I used to be afraid to speak out, but I am now able to share my ideas, learn new things, and give presentations about being a person who has a developmental disability”.

 

Many events will take place throughout the year in order to commemorate the organization’s 65th Anniversary, including ‘CLOC Through the Decades Cocktail Celebration’ on May 10th at Kedron Dells Golf Club; an exciting evening of history, great food and music, and a large silent auction.  Tickets for the event will be $65 and go on sale soon.

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The Clarington Project is thrilled to be the recipient of the funds raised at Mayor Adrian Foster’s 2017 Golf Classic! In the photo, Executive Director Terri Gray, and David accept the cheque on CLOC’s behalf. Thank you to Mayor Foster and the Municipality of Clarington for your tremendous support!