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Cayuga Kinsmen sprinkle Christmas magic


The Cayuga Kinsmen have a long history of helping others and contributing to the development and well-being of their local community. This service organization has donated their Kinsmen Hall to The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk for the Annual Child and Youth Christmas Party at no cost for the past 11 years.

Cayuga Kinsmen, Marc Smith stated the relationship began when, “It was brought to our attention that a girl in the community needed winter clothing. Through use of the Kinsmen name, Nike Canada provided a coat and boots. We felt good about helping (a child) which is who you are supposed to help at Christmas.”

Three hundred and four children, youth and foster parents attended the Child and Youth Christmas Party on November 29th, where event highlights included a magic show by Owen Anderson, arts and crafts activities and the delivery of toys by Santa and his helpers.

Mr. Smith reported that the Kinsmen and the Society have a deep-rooted connection. “In the past, Kinsmen, Brian Nyberg and Bruce Hunter have served on the Society’s Board of Directors. New member, Rob Oelkuch is a foster parent who filled in for Santa this year.”

The Kin Association in Canada have a proud 89 year history dedicated to making lifelong friendships and serving the greatest needs of their communities. Locally, the Cayuga Kinsmen were established in 1951 and is financed through its membership.

Their fundraising efforts have helped the West Haldimand General Hospital purchase equipment, constructed ball diamonds and built walkways in Cayuga. Last year, Cayuga Kinsmen raised $25,000.00 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk thanks the Cayuga Kinsmen for nurturing the lives and dreams of children in the community.

Santa delivers some magic for children in care

Pictured above: Magician Owen Anderson pleases the crowd with audience paticipation 


Last Sunday, November 29th, The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk held its Annual Child and Youth Christmas Party in Cayuga.

In recent years, the party has been hosted by the Cayuga Kinsmen who provide the hall, drinks and food at no cost. Kinsmen, Marc Smith stated, “This is an important event for us because Christmas is really about kids, especially for those that don’t have families.”

The Child and Youth Christmas Party has developed into a community event that has been supported for the past several years by various organizations and individuals stretching across both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.

Highlights from this year’s party included a special appearance by Santa, magic show by Owen Anderson, cookie making activities, arts and crafts tables, pizza and pop. 304 children, youth and foster parents were in attendance.

Thanks to the following groups and individuals that helped make this year’s event so special: the Lynn Valley Lions Club in Simcoe, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Simcoe, Zellers, Walmart, the Poirier Family from Caledonia, The Cayuga Kinsmen and Laidlaw Carriers.

If you are interested in supporting or contributing to this event or others please contact the Society at 519-587-5437 or 1-888-227-5437.

Mayor’s Christmas Dinner Returns to Dunnville


The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk is proud to announce the Mayor’s Christmas Dinner. This event is an important one for Haldimand Mayor, Marie Trainer and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to drop in for a visit or volunteer to help.

Help show the commitment of our communities to help others and particularly to those in need. See the details below:

Mayor’s Christmas Dinner Returns to Dunnville!

At St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 204 Alder Street West, Dunnville.

11:30 am Friday December 25th, 2009

Friends, Fun and Memories
Great Food, Music and Santa
Limited Seating & Transportation

Register by Tuesday, December 15th as a Guest or Volunteer with Pat at 905-701-4831.
Interested sponsors please call Arla at 905 318 5932, Ext 202.

Mayor’s Christmas Dinner

Janice Robinson, Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk would like to wish all the families in our communities a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Today, Janice met with Marie Trainer, the Mayor of Haldimand County. Mayor Trainer is extending a warm invitation to anyone living in Haldimand County as well as families and individuals in Norfolk County to attend a special Mayor’s Christmas Dinner at the Caledonia Lions Hall on Thursday, December 25th at noon. All ages are welcome. As there is limited seating available, please RSVP Arla Dorr at 905-318-5932 (extension 202) by December 16, 2008.

Janice Robinson and the rest of Haldimand and Norfolk CAS management and staff recognize this event as a wonderful gesture and encourage you to drop in and say hello to Mayor Trainer.

Here is the event poster from the Mayor’s office with complete details:


Welcome to our new website

Hello and welcome to the new website for the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk. We have a new website. Let us know what you think of the new site and let us know about any things you would like to see included in the future. Feedback is a good thing and always appreciated.

We would like to see this new site as another gateway into the communities we serve. Take advantage of the interactive features of this site such as the polls and parenting information as we will be using the feedback to better serve our clients, children and community through both online and traditional services.

Thank you for visiting.

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