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Every September, United Way Perth-Huron celebrates the kick-off of our annual fundraising campaign with friends and supporters across Perth and Huron Counties. Six of our great communities host events: Exeter, Goderich, Listowel, St. Marys, Stratford and Wingham.

2022 Kick Off Headers - Stratford


  • Location: Market Square in Downtown Stratford
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 16, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement time: Presentation begins at 12:20 p.m.
  • Food: Pulled Pork on a bun, homemade coleslaw and chocolate milk. Alternative menu available for those with dietary needs supplied by The Pulp – available by request, must be pre-ordered.  Vegan and gluten free option includes: Jack Fruit Vegan “pulled pork” on a gluten free bun and a sparkling juice (Sap Sucker).  Angela’s Gelato available for purchase with $1 from each serving going to United Way.
  • Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at event
  • Tickets: on sale now at 32 Erie Street Stratford
  • Additional Notes: Music by Dan Stacey – local fiddler and step dancer
Sponsors Sun Life (Title Sponsor) Aisin Canada Inc. Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies
Hayle’s Electric Resonance Susan Molenhuis, Sutton First Choice Realty  
    • Perth County Pork Producers donated pork
    • Dairy Producers of Ontario donated the milk
    • Grain Farmers of Ontario donated buns
    • The Local Community Food Centre chefs preparing the meal
    • Sun Life volunteers assisting with prep
    • No Frills providing utensils and napkins


Town-Wide Pizza Night

  • Location: Various pizza locations around St Marys
  • Date and Time: Friday September 16th
  • Campaign Announcement time: none
  • Food: Purchase pizza from your favourite restaurant
  • Cost: Cost and donation (from pizza place) varies from restaurant to restaurant
Participating Restaurants   Little Caesars Pizza New Orleans Pizza
Pizza Hut Pizza Pizza Skippy’s Pizza Tito’s Pizza

The Great St. Marys Bed Race!

  • Location: Milt Dunnell Park – “The Flats”
  • Date and Time: Saturday September 17th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement time: 1:00 PM
  • Food: Sunrise Food Truck will be available for purchase
  • Cost: Free to attend.
  • To register a Bed Race Team – $100 for team of 5 people – registration form to be completed online Click Here to Register
    • Maximum of 20 teams

2022 Kick Off Headers - South Huron

Southern Huron (Exeter)

  • Location: Event happens at the Municipality of South Huron parking lot – 322 Main Street S, Exeter
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 16 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement: Announcement of campaign goal happens at 5:30 p.m.
  • Food and Cost: Tickets for the Soup sampling and voting can be purchased at the event. Ticket price $10 for 2 oz samplings
Participating Soup Challenge Restaurants: The Barn Restaurant & Pub Canton House Buffet Restaurant Crabby Joe’s Bar & Grill
Exeter Thai Cuisine Golden City Restaurant Huron Family Restaurant Ironwood Golf Club
Jerry Raders Homestyle Catering & Market Malibu Restaurant Robinson’s Fresh Cafe  
  • Volunteer Fair: There is no cost for organizations to participate in the volunteer fair. A table will be provided but they must provide their own canopy and chairs if required.
Participating Organizations: 211 Art Around Town Big Brothers Big Sisters
CMHA Thames Valley Community Living South Huron Exeter & District Heritage Foundation Exeter BIA
Exeter Library Exeter Legion Auxiliary Huron Middlesex 2923 Army Cadet Corps Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre
Huron Fidget Makers iVolunteer Municipality of South Huron Noah’s Ark
South Huron Arts Centre South Huron Community Choir South Huron Community Theatre United Way Perth-Huron

2022 Kick Off Headers - Goderich

Goderich & Area

Picnic in the Park

  • Location: Event happens on the South Side of Courthouse Square (1 Courthouse Square, Goderich, ON)
  • Date and Time: Sunday, September 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement: 12 noon
  • Food: Sweet Love Eats food truck will be on site serving delicious food
  • Cost: No advance tickets/registration required
  • Activities: There will be oversized lawn games from Paul the Maker, a popcorn machine provided by Libro and sea glass jewelry available for purchase.
  • Additional: On Monday, September 19th, Cait’s Café will donate 100% of drip coffee and tea sales to United Way’s work in the Goderich community.

2022 Kick Off Headers - North Perth

North Perth (Listowel)

  • Location: Ward and Uptigrove parking lot
  • Date and Time: Friday September 16th, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Food: Food trucks; BeaverTails and The Wild Boar
  • Cost: Free to attend. Food available for purchase

North Huron

Northern Huron (Wingham)

  • Location: Wingham – North Huron Wescast Community Complex, 99 Kerr Drive in Wingham
  • Date and Time: Sunday, September 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Campaign Announcement: 4 p.m.
  • Food: BeaverTails food truck and the Wingham Air Cadets hosting Cherrey’s Dog House Truck with food for purchase
  • Cost: No tickets needed for any parts of the event. Volunteer passports (by donation) can be picked up at the parking lot of the North Huron Wescast Community Complex. Draws to take place after campaign announcement.
Passport Prize Sponsors: The Blyth Inn Castings Public House Cherrey’s Dog House
Cornerstone Pizza & Subs Great China House Restaurant Frosty Queen McDonald’s Wingham
New Orleans Pizza Riverview Local Eatery Sunnyside Grill ThaiVille Restaurant


Event Sponsors: Pick a Posie Vintage The Workshop
  • Volunteer Fair: The Wingham Community Connectors are hosting the fair at the North Huron Wescast Community Complex from 1 pm to 4 pm – free to attend.
Participating Volunteer Fair Organizations: BIA Wingham Big Brothers and Big Sisters Blyth Festival
Centre for Employment and Learning Choices For Change Elementary School Fair Farmers’ Market
G2G Trail Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Horticultural Society, Wingham Hospital Auxiliary
Ladies Auxiliary, Legion Lighting of the Lights Lions Club of Wingham Musical Muskrat Festival
North Huron Food Share ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services Parent Council, FE Madill Secondary School Parent Council, Maitland River Elementary School
ReStore Salvation Army Town Hall Theatre Township of North Huron
United Way Perth-Huron Wingham Community Garden & Orchard Wingham Community Trail Committee Wingham Friends of the Library
Wingham Homecoming 2024      


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