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NEXT STEP RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION!
On Saturday August 13, 2022, Next Step was one of the lucky recipients of a $10,000 cheque from the Royal Canadian Legion Edward MacDonald Branch 499 Angus Ontario. The Angus Legion raised funds through the recent "Catch the Ace" draw and selected several local charities to distribute the winnings amongst. We are beyond grateful to have been chosen to receive this generous donation.
Donations are an important source of funding for Next Step and this donation will be used to further Next Step’s mission to provide FREE Adult Upgrading to increase employability and independence.
Presenting the cheque in the first image from left to right are: Mr. Archie Duckworth Chair Catch The Ace; Mr. Micheal Laine, Board President of Next Step; President Branch 499 Mr. Howie Hipwell; and Co Chair Catch The Ace Mr. Thomas Pridham.
AN EVENING WITH TERRY FALLIS
This event has been postponed until further notice. We are planning to hold this event at the historic Gibson Centre in the Mercer Pub with renowned novelist Terry Fallis. Terry will discuss his latest book Operation Angus. A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, Terry is a warm and engaging speaker. This fun literary event will raise funds in support of Next Step, offering FREE adult tutoring in Alliston.
The book Operation Angus is available for sale at Next Step. If you are interested in attending An Evening With Terry Fallis, please contact us and you will be added to a waiting list.
VIRTUAL CHOCOLATE TASTING!
On Friday February 12th at 7PM Next Step held its first Virtual Chocolate Tasting. The turnout was amazing and we raised just over $1200. Stay tuned for our next event or to keep up-to-date on upcoming events, please sign-up for our newsletter.
VIRTUAL WINE TASTING!
On Friday October 16, Next Step hosted its first Virtual Wine Tasting. The event was a fabulous success and we raised over $2500. To sign-up for our next event or to keep up-to-date on upcoming events, please sign-up for our newsletter.
Next Step is a not-for-profit organization that is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The rest of our funding comes from great people like you! We have several events and thank our wonderful volunteers and sponsors for their support. To get involved or find out about upcoming events please sign-up for our newsletter.
THE GRATE GROAN-UP SPELLING BEE
Each April The Bee is held to raise funds to provide the best quality education to our learners here at Next Step. Teams of three, complete with costumes and team name, compete for prizes for Best Spellers, Best Costumes, and Best Team Spirit. The evening combines a traditional spelling bee with a dinner and silent auction. Join us for a night of fun to support a good cause.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BBQ
Each summer we have a bbq for our volunteers as a thank you for their generous support and help. We hand out certificates to our tutors and students.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting is a meeting in which the board members and staff account for the previous year’s activities at Next Step. It is attended by board members, staff, members, ambassadors, volunteers, and even students. Members of the public are also welcome to attend. We report on our budget, training, marketing etc. for accountability. For more information please contact us.