It just keeps getting better! Thank you to everyone who helped make Oak Tree 2017 such a success – we raised nearly $35,000 for local charities! You can read the full story here.

BBBF winner

Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures were the big winners at the September 2017 Finale. They took home the $5000 grand prize and the $1000 People’s Choice Award for their new take on a peer supported program to welcome and engage newcomers to their community.

This year the judges picked a non-finalist to receive the $2500 Judges’ Prize and the honour went to Guelph Black Heritage Society.

Oak tree champion

We were also happy to announce Chris Willard from the Guelph Community Foundation as the recipient of the Oak Tree Champion award for 2017. Chris has been an integral part of the Oak Tree Project since the very beginning and we always appreciate all of his valued input and support.

Thanks again to all who participated and contributed to another incredible year. We look forward to Oak Tree 2018!