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A Community That Instils Hope

December 18, 2018

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The Wellington Catholic District School Board has tallied the total funds raised at the 16th Annual Bishop’s Dinner For Community Needs. Five local organizations will be the beneficiaries of $55,000 raised this year to be shared across our community, just in time for Christmas. They include; Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington, Ignatius Jesuit Centre Sacred Ground Campaign, Kids Ability Centre for Child Development, The Guelph Lake Interpretive Centre, and the Welcome In Drop in Centre.

The special evening was marked by a silent auction, raffle and dinner. Student trustees addressed the 500 attendees and shared their personal experience of what their Catholic education means to them. 
“We often say, Wellington Catholic begins with ‘We’.  We are delighted to be a community that instils hope through giving, especially during the Christmas season”, said Nugent. “The generousity of our sponsors and attendees is outstanding. It is a testament to how we care for one another.”

“What a fantastic finish to the year ,” said Chair Marino Gazzola. “We’re so appreciative of all those who have leant their support over the years and that together we’re able to make an impact on the well-being of our community. We strive to be givers.”

The Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Community Needs has a strong legacy having raised $675,733 contributin​g to mental health supports, compassionate care, mentor programs, care for the environment and children with disabilities. 


The Wellington Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting student success in all of our 22 schools. Our academic and extracurricular programs give our 7800 students the opportunity to learn, lead and serve. Grounded in faith based teaching, our schools are preparing students with the values and academic skills they need to be successful 21st century citizens.

For more information, please contact:
Tamara Nugent, Director of Education | 519.821.4640 x214
tamara.nugent@wellingtoncdsb.ca | @TamaraLNugent​​