This is our community.
Keep reading to see just some of the many ways that we have been involved in the community over the years.
…In approximately 1975, the problem of sets, props and costumes was solved when a suitable space for a workshop and meeting place became available in a vacant factory, previously owned by Tripp Construction, located at 62 Russett Avenue.
However, before they could occupy the building, the membership had to raise $171,000 to pay for repairs and refurbishments. $30,000 came from the theatre’s building fund and Wintario agreed to give $57,000 providing the membership could raise the rest. So, a huge fundraising campaign was started. Member support was incredible with fundraising committee members donating an average of $555.00 each. Almost every member contributed something to the total effort. Frank Verwey, owner of Owasco Volkswagen donated a new Beetle which was raffled to the public. READ MORE
Lakeridge Health Foundation
Keep reading to see just a few examples of the many events & donations we have made to the hospital over the years.
Report to Doners, 2016 – 2017
Progress Continues on Better, Faster and Safer Campaign
“The technology and impact involved with this hospital program is fascinating,” says Bob Verwey, President of OWASCO Inc. His organization’s generous donation of $100,000 will be used to fund the innovative new equipment in the IR suites. “In my industry, technology is constantly changing to better serve our customers so I have a deep understanding about the need for new, updated equipment in our hospital. Our loved ones deserve the best when it comes to their health and I’m proud that my business can get behind something like this.”
In Bob’s case, his organization has not only pledged a major gift, they’ve committed to running community events such as MayFest, to help bring in additional funds for the project. In addition to that, Bob is leading the charge with other local car dealerships in an exciting project called Drive4Dollars that will see united support from dealers across our community. READ MORE
Owasco raises funds for Bowmanville hospital
Lakeridge Health Foundation Gala 2019
Raise a Little Health Silent Auction
Clarington company offers up RVs to help frontline workers
Relay for Life
When Owasco started working with the cancer society on the relay for life well over 15 years ago; very little money was being raised. Oshawa Relay alone now raises in excess of $500,000 each year. Owasco also enters it’s own Relay team consisting of employees and members of their family. The company received a long standing award for our support in the Relay for Life from the Canadian Cancer Society. Owasco is a proud sponsor of The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life Event. We give prizes for those who have obtained the highest sponsorship in the Oshawa & Clarington Relay For Life Sponsorship Pledge Campaign.
Community Centres & Sports Teams
When families go to Iroquois Centre in Whitby or Delpark in Oshawa, they can’t help but know our name. We have sponsored pads in both community centres for years. Our sponsorship has helped make after-school activities more affordable to the families in our community. READ MORE
We even sponsor sports teams & tournaments in the Durham Region! Click the buttons below to see just a couple of paper ads for Team Owasco through the years!
Durham Region Community Events
- Whitby Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Oshawa Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Clarington Christmas Parade
- Stuff-A-Bug Annual Event (donations go to local charities!)
- Clarington’s Annual MapleFest
- Clarington’s Annual SummerFest
- Easter Seals Charity Hockey Tournament
- Adecco Monster Truck Summer Summer Smash (presented by Owasco RV)
- And More!
Stuff-a-Bug for Santa
Durham Region First Responders
Durham College & Ontario Tech
- Members of multiple Program Advisory Committees
- Placement & coop positions for students
- Employment opportunities for students
- Judging & sponsoring DCMC each year
- Student donor awards
- Vehicle donation
- And more