CFUW Aurora/Newmarket – June 18, Home & Garden Tour
The debut CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Home & Garden tour was a great success and raised $27,000 for the Club’s scholarships. The Club will present nine local students with educational awards. Over 300 guests visited 6 homes and 3 gardens on June 18, and the weather was just perfect for this outdoor event.
“From the minute the first guest arrived, I saw delight, joy, and true pleasure on the faces of the visitors,” said Jean Fraser, member of the tour steering committee. “We extended our work into the community and raised the profile of CFUW. We showed that together we can accomplish great tasks. One member said that we weren’t just fundraising; we were ‘friend-raising’.”
Members from neighbouring CFUW clubs supported the tour. We welcomed members from Barrie, Orillia, Scarborough, Markham, Leaside and North York. The HGT team also appreciated the support and advice received from the steering committees of the successful and established St. Catharines and Orillia tours.