It is wonderful when our community comes together in support of local young victims and their families. And that is exactly what happened at our 2023 Pancake Lunch: 25th Annual Edition – while raising over $48,000 towards our work!
We were delighted to welcome over 430 attendees to Bingemans on Tuesday, February 21. Our guests included sponsors, partners, community leaders, supporters, and volunteers.
The event began with a warm welcome from our talented emcee, Angie Hill of Bounce 99.5, and a land acknowledgement from Kim Rodrigues, Executive Director. It was then time to eat, and there was plenty of pancakes, ham, sausage, chicken bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt, and local maple syrup.
Angie kicked off the stage portion and our guest speaker Mandy Bujold gave an inspiring message on resiliency, from her experience as a two-time OIympic boxer. Kim then returned to the mic to share about our work with children, youth, and families. She even invited Monet to the stage!
Check out more of what took place at the Pancake Lunch by watching our recap video, CTV Kitchener’s news coverage and/or Rogers TV’s “Your Region This Week” feature.
We are awestruck by the incredible generosity of everyone who was part of the 25th anniversary of our signature fundraising event. Vital funds were raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations, a 50/50 draw, and “Child Victims” book purchases.
The money raised will go directly towards helping local young victims of abuse and crime, and their caregivers! This outpouring of kindness comes at a time when we are facing soaring demand for our services and stretched resources.
We are grateful for the many sponsors, attendees, donors, partners, and volunteers who made this Pancake Lunch a success! Thank you for giving towards kids and families! Together, we are fostering wellbeing, resiliency, and stronger futures.
“Septimatech Group is proud to be the 25th Anniversary sponsor of Child Witness Centre’s 2023 Pancake Lunch! This event is instrumental in raising awareness and funding for local children who have been victimized by crime and violence. For over a decade, we have supported services that help build resilience in young people, so they can become strong leaders in our communities.”
“Knell’s is pleased to support the critical work of Child Witness Centre, as they advocate for children and youth who have been victims of crime. As a company, we believe it is our social responsibility to give to charitable organizations that support the needs of our community.”