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Campaign Kick-off

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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, Wingham and Stratford.

2022 Kick Off Headers - Stratford


  • Location: Market Square in Downtown Stratford
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 16, 12 noon – 1:30pm
  • Campaign Announcement time: 12:20pm
  • 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
    • Title Sponsor Sun Life
    • Blowes Stationary
    • Resonance
    • Hayle’s Electirc
    • Aisin Canada Inc. Mftg
    • Susan Molenhuis, Sutton Realtor
      • Perth County Pork Producers donated Pork
      • The Local Community Food Centre chef’s preparing the meal
      • Sun Life volunteers assisting with prep
      • Dairy Producers of Ontario donated the milk
    • For additional sponsorship opportunities, please

2022 Kick Off Headers - St Marys


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

The Great St. Marys Bed Race!

  • Location: Milt Dunnell Park – “The Flats”, St. Marys
  • Date and Time: Saturday September 17th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 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

2022 Kick Off Headers - South Huron

South Huron & Area (Exeter)

  • Location: Event happens at the Municipality of South Huron parking lot – 322 Main Street S, Exeter
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 16 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Campaign Announcement: Announcement of campaign goal happens at 5:30 pm
  • Food and Cost: Tickets for the Soup sampling and voting can be purchased at the event. Ticket price $10 for 2 oz samplings
  • Registration: Registration for the Soup eating contest will be going online in the coming weeks.  Registration fee is $25.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to sign a waiver
  • Announcement of campaign goal happens at 5:30 pm
  • Sponsorship: To sponsor event or participate as a restaurant or organization in the volunteer fair contact Lori Shatto @ (780-902-8896) or Brett Reid @< (until Friday, August 12th
  • 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

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 am – 2:00 pm
  • Campaign Announcement: Announcement happens at 12:00 noon
  • Food: Picnic lunch information to follow once confirmation of restaurants participating
  • Cost: No advance tickets/registration required
  • Sponsorship: To sponsor event or participate as a restaurant, contact Lori Shatto @ Brett Reid @
  • Additional: There will be traditional picnic games, face painting, etc.

2022 Kick Off Headers - North Perth

North Perth (Listowel)

  • Location: Ward and Uptigrove parking lot
  • Date and Time: Friday September 16th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Campaign Announcement time: 1:00 PM
  • Food: Food trucks (details to come)
  • Cost: Free to attend.

North Huron

Northern Huron & Area (Wingham)

  • Location: Wingham – Starting point/finishing for the event is the North Huron Wescast Community Complex, 99 Kerr Drive in Wingham, with the musicians playing on porches through out the town of Wingham
  • Date and Time: Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Food: Beavertails Food Truck and the Wingham Cadets hosting Cherrey’s Dog House Truck with food for purchase
  • Cost: No tickets needed for any parts of the event. Town Wide Tune passports (by donation) can be picked up at the parking lot of the North Huron Wescast Community Complex –you can visit the porches, have their passport stamped, and then return to it to the complex to be entered in for prizes. Passports by donation. Draws to take place after campaign announcement.
  • Sponsorship: if interested in sponsoring the event, contact Lisa Harper
  • Additional Notes: The Wingham Community Connectors are hosting a volunteer fair at the North Huron Wescast Community Complex from 1 pm to 4 pm – free to attend.
  • Campaign announcement:  between 3:30 and 4:00 pm

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