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In The Community


Here at Bredet Services Inc. we believe in the importance of giving back.

We acknowledge that we are lucky and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help out in our community. President, Debbie Breuls’ long term goal is to become a philanthropist, and knows that this will continue to be her inspiration with the Bredet Team’s ongoing efforts in what we do year over year.

Bredet's involvement has been recognized through winning the Sage President’s Circle Award for community service three consecutive years (2009-2011), as well as winning the award in 2013. Debbie was honoured and beyond belief to accomplish this outstanding achievement as we are competing against hundreds of business partners throughout North America; especially given our size!

 

Community and What it Means to Me

"Growing up in a family of 9 children certainly had more advantages than challenges. The need to stay strong as a family was drilled into us from a very early age by our Mother. The other thing that she stressed almost as much as the need for strong family ties was the importance of helping others, especially those less fortunate. As with most large families, money was tight so this help had to be in the form of ‘doing’ rather than donating. While the community service I perform today is a tribute to my mother in many ways, I also believe that it is my social responsibility to give back to the community from which I have gained so much.

I also believe that giving is one of the most selfless things that I do. The return that I get personally from volunteering, whether in smiles, laughter or even tears occasionally, far exceeds any time or financial contribution donated.

Those that know me well, understand my strong need to give back and appreciate my motivation is not recognition. In fact, those closest to me fully understand that I hate, and feel unworthy of any personal recognition when it comes to volunteering. My motto is that it takes a team effort to realize results. I do this because I want to, and not for any other reason. I don’t need to be rewarded, it is part of who I am and who I want to be.

The reason I am sharing what Community means to me is that last week, my friends from the Children’s Wish Foundation came to our office to inform me that I had been nominated and will be awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. This Medal recognizes living Canadians who have made a significant, sustained and unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad.

I am truly honoured to have been nominated and humbled to receive this Award, especially as it is for simply doing something that I cherish. I want to thank my Mom for the values she instilled in us, my Husband and my Daughters, as well as my extended Family for their patience and assistance. Also, I must recognize our many Friends that supported, contributed and encouraged me over the years.

I also want to sincerely thank all my Friends at the Children’s Wish Foundation for their help and guidance over the last 27 years. Without this support, our Annual Children’s Wish Car Rally would not have been possible. All of us working together has resulted in the raising of hundreds of thousands of dollars to grant wishes to Children & their families that deserve an injection of happiness during especially heartbreaking times.

I share this Award with all of you!"

 

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Sincerely,

 

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Annual Children's Wish Car Rally

 

President Debbie Breuls is the organizer of the Annual Children’s Wish Car Rally and this event is now in its 27th Year! This year the rally takes place on November 4 & 5th.

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The rally is an overnight event that starts on a Saturday morning. Participants gather at a starting point and by following clues they will find their way to the final destination hotel. They don’t know where they are going, so that is part of the fun for everyone.

During the evening, we have a dinner and dance as well as raising money with the 
silent auction, raffles, corporate sponsorships, pledges and our ticket sales.

On Sunday, you get a delicious hot buffet breakfast, we announce how we did the
night before and then you head home and think about where you’ll be going the next
year and who else you can bring!

 

The 26th Annual Children's Wish Car Rally took place at November 5, 2016.

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Here’s where we went the last few years and what we raised for The Children’s Wish Foundation:

• 2016 -  Blue Mountain and raised $50,000
• 2015 -  Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa and raised $56,145
• 2014 -  Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel and raised $35,515
• 2013 -  Blue Mountain and raised $32,900
• 2012 -  The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa and raised $36,600
• 2011 -  The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa and raised $25,985


Our best year was in 2008 where we raised $73,695! This was helped out by a great construction crew on a project in Brampton where they donated their money to one of our participants.

To find out more about Children's Wish and the event, click the button below to visit their website:

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A message from Debbie Breuls, President:


"On Friday, May 29th, 2015, a friend and I were invited to join other guests at the Children’s Wish Exile Island Challenge.  During the dinner ceremony, I was honoured to receive the “Volunteer Certificate of Recognition and Nomination for the Laura Cole Volunteer of the Year Award”. 

Needless to say I was speechless, and for those that know me best, I was also crying!  I was awarded, along with my close friend Brenda for our volunteer work with our Annual Children’s Wish Car Rally which was started 25 years ago.  This event has taken on a life of its own and we have raised more than $500K and granted over 50 wishes to deserving children and their families.  If you can help us get to our $50K goal this year, please do so – you can help by donating, sponsoring, pledging or attending."  

 

Spring/Summer Clothing Drive (May 1 - June 30, 2015)

 

cc logo smallBredet Services wants to help communities less fortunate and is launching a spring/summer clothing drive!  Let us 
help you purge your closets before the nice weather.

Donations of gently used or new clothing can be dropped off at our office at 1660 North Service Road East, Suite 105, Oakville, ON  L6H 7G3.  We can also arrange for pickups if necessary. 

This drive will benefit Community Care and other relevant groups in the Kawarthas where there is a real need year round.

  

 

The 5th Annual Hamilton Walk for Down Syndrome

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This year the walk takes place on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, located at Bayfront Part, 200 Harbour Front Drive in Hamilton.  The Bredet Team has participated in the last three Annual Hamilton Walks by having our employees volunteer where needed at the walk and also being a sponsor.  "The Walk" is a major fundraiser which helps to fund programs that assist their young members with development, their older members with independent living, and their parents with the resources required to raise a child with a disability. The Walk also helps to raise awareness about Down Syndrome within Hamilton and the surrounding area.

For more information on DSAH, please visit http://www.dsah.ca/




Terry Fox Run in Oakville

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Since 2010 Bredet employees have participated in the Annual Terry Fox run in Oakville, ON and made financial donations.

In 1980, Terry Fox demonstrated such a strong, positive will, in the wake of being diagnosed with cancer, by deciding to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research. Terry knew he faced an immense challenge, however, after running the equivalent of nearly a marathon a day for 143 days, he was forced to stop when the cancer recurred in his lungs.

Participants in Oakville, ON chose to either run, walk, bicycle, board, in-line skate, push a stroller or walk the dog along a five-kilometre or 10K route, as well as took part in a 2K family walk/run. All funds raised, were donated to The Terry Fox Foundation . To make a donation, or to find out more information about the Terry Fox Run, please visit: http://www.terryfox.org/

 

 

Allison Kane Memorial Golf Tournament

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Bredet is proud to be a supporter and contributor to the Allison Kane Memorial Golf Tournament for the third year in a row. Allison Kane was past president of Adams Cargo Ltd. and a very close personal friend of Debbie’s. Allison was always a contributor for the Annual Children’s Wish Car Rally for Debbie and donated money to cover the cost of the entertainment. Today, her brothers, Chris and Bill Jr., continue the tradition by donating a truck and driver to help move our silent auction items. When Bill Jr. discussed starting this memorial golf tournament in Allison’s memory, we felt moved to be a part of the event in whatever ways they needed our support.

For more information, please visit http://www.allisonkanememorialgolf.com/

 

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SOS Children’s Village of Jamaica Foundation

SOS Children’s Village is a private, non-profit, non-political and non-denominational welfare organization.  The goal of SOS Children’s Villages is to offer orphaned and abandoned children, regardless of race, nationality or creed, a permanent home and to prepare them for an independent life. 

For more information about this organization, please visit: http://sos-jamaica.org/

 

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On August 11th Bredet Services once again contributed to their local community in sponsoring an event for Halton Women's Place. For the second year in a row, Bredet's staff assisted with their summer carnival, a festivity that was completely free of charge for all women and children. To find out more about Halton Women's Place, please visit: http://haltonwomensplace.com/

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Ewing's Cancer Foundation of Canada   


Bredet Supports Ewing's Cancer Foundation of Canada. To find out more about Ewing's Cancer Foundation of Canada, please visit: http://ewingscancer.ca/

 

    Community Contributions

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    • The local public school in Apsley Ontario towards their immediate student needs
    • Community Care in Apsley
    • A contribution of firewood to a family for the year
    • Halton Women’s Place – a complimentary software upgrade of their Sage 300 system

     

     

     

     

     

     

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