Thank you to all of our partners for collaborating with us to engage our community.

Check out these fantastic local events and programs below…

Four days to celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in Stratford; to demonstrate diversity, love, and welcomeness as virtues and Stratford as the place to find them.

All proceeds from Winter Pride go to benefit the not-for-profit Stratford Pride Community Centre and Stratford Pride Guide. (stratfordpride.com)

Look for specials around Stratford from a variety of businesses and organizations in addition to official Winter Pride events.

For More Information Visit https://stratfordpride.com/winter-pride-23

Comedy Night, Feb. 9

Drag Night, Feb. 10

Snow Ball Dance Party, Feb. 11

Rainbow Gala, Feb. 11

Ecumenical Church Service, Feb. 12

Rotaract’s Be An Angel to a Senior Program

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Since the start of the program in 2018, we have delivered gifts to 287 seniors in Stratford. They were overwhelmed with joy and gratitude, and we couldn’t have done it with your support. We are launching Be An Angel for 2022 and thought we would reach out because you supported the program in the past or may be interested in helping us out this year. Our goal is to provide gifts to 120 seniors this year.

What Is It? We have partnered with local agencies, gathered a list of Seniors in need this holiday season, and created a list of their gift requests. Many of the requests are to help with the purchase of food or for transportation.

How Can I Help? We need you to help us sponsor the gifts for the Seniors. We ask that a minimum of $30 is spent on each older adult.

How to Participate. You can participate by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/Zi8n4x5RPHC83cCYA. Once the form is filled out, gift information will be sent to you.

Purchasing Gifts. We are happy to do the shopping for you if you provide the funds. Just note this when signing up and more info will be sent on how to do this.

Once Gifts are Purchased. You can drop off unwrapped gifts, or we can pick them up, so we can wrap and deliver in time for Christmas. All gifts to be received by December 15.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you in advance for considering. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in helping. We have also posted to our Instagram and Facebook pages, so feel free to share on social media as well.

Volunteer to Deliver Gifts

If you have an hour or two to spare over December 20-24 to deliver a gift or more for the program, it would be greatly appreciated. Gifts don’t necessarily have to be delivered by the 25th.

If you can help with deliveries, please email me smerkel2@gmail.com, or text 519-949-0987 and let me know how many gifts you could deliver. I will be in touch closer to the date with your delivery info.

Gift Delivery Process

  • Pick gift(s) up from me – 7 Orr St. in Stratford
  • I will provide you with the senior’s gift, their phone number, and address.
  • You will need to call them, and come up with a time that you can drop off to them. Just let them know they signed up for a gift through a local agency for be an angel to a senior
  • Destroy the senior’s contact info after delivery (for privacy reasons)

Thank you so much for all of your support in making this happen! Our community is so lucky to have all of you in it making it a better place.

Sarah Merkel – Rotaract Club of Stratford

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