On this day, November 11th, we are reminded of the lives lost and the injuries incurred by the brave men and women who defended our country or supported the troops in combat. Our story is about how their commitment to their community carries through during times of peace.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 499, Angus, known as the Edward Macdonald Branch, continue to support their community through a variety of fundraising and charitable acts. Our story is about how they channeled funds earned through “Catch the Ace” lotteries to fund equipment needed by the volunteer-driven Essa Fire Department.
Although they were restricted from donating cash, members of the Legion donated $5000.00 worth of much-needed Milwaukee power tools of various kinds, including portable emergency lights. Many of those tools have already been used to save lives.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Ontario Community Awareness Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a not-for-profit truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.
Assisting You Social - Social Media Management
Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming
Beauty & Babes - Salon and Spa
Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD
Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning
Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy
Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre
Hwear Plus/Canadian Toggle - Personal Protection
Imagine Laserworks Barrie - Laser Acupuncture Services
Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited - Providing All Types
Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual
Northlink General Contracting
Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances
3B Solutions - Video and Media
Videography and post-production by John Ironside
Five Points Media has recently transitioned to become an active part of a new provincially registered not-for-profit corporation called the Ontario Community Awareness Network. To the best of our knowledge, ours will be the only community channel of its kind in the province if not the entire country.
We are looking for new programming ideas, with our focus being mostly on fringe and minority groups whose members are mostly ignored by mainstream media. These include, but are not limited to, the Indigenous population, People of Colour, members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community, and people of various cultures and religions.
We will continue to donate all video and media services to registered charities and benevolent not-for-profit groups that promote unity and support all members of the community. Our eventual goal will be to expand our programming to cover all of Ontario through a network of regional bureau facilities. This service will help all people in Ontario to learn about each other and work in unity.