Carolyn Fredenburg’s Story

“Planned giving is about imagining a world that isn’t there yet – and then making it so.” Carolyn Keen Fredenburg so enjoyed camping as a child that supporting Moorelands Community Services was simply a natural thing to do. Carolyn was introduced to camping at age 12 and, as she says, “I loved it!”  She savored […]

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Eunice Thomas’ Story

“I was able to pay for my son to go to camp but that’s not the reality for all families. All kids deserve a break and that’s what they get at Moorelands.” As one of the newest members of Moorelands’ Century Club, Eunice  Thomas has a long, rich history with Moorelands. Her connection began shortly […]

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Peter and Marg Anne Jones’ Story

“The work that Moorelands does is seminal…you have to support families and you have to start right at the beginning and keep the support going…” Former Board member, Peter Jones, and his wife, Marg Anne, have been supporting Moorelands since Peter’s time on the board from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. They were introduced to Moorelands […]

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Sandy Allin’s Moorelands Story

“My love affair with Moorelands began at age six and continues to this day – 60 years later – amazing!” It was 1956 at the end of the polio scare when Sandy Allin was whisked out of the city with her grandmother to attend Moorelands Camp for the first time. “There was a push to […]

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Jane Rowan’s story

“You just have to do something, make an impact; I always wanted to leave a mark!” At St. James Cathedral, The York Group’s Baby Shower for Moorelands Baby Bundles program, we had the good fortune to run into Jane Rowan. Jane is not only the Secretary of the York Group, with a long history of […]

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Nancy’s Story

“When you are young and discouraged by things you have no control over, it is important to know that there are people who care.” When Nancy Lou Farrell retired from teaching 15 years ago, she asked that in lieu of a retirement gift, a donation be made to Moorelands Community Services. “It is a wonderful […]

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Martha Eisenhoffer

Century Club Member – Martha Eisenhoffer “I can’t help but love Moorelands Baby Bundles….  This is a great way to help that has enormous value when it is done and delivered.” Martha Eisenhoffer loves Moorelands Baby Bundles. For many years, as part of the Telco Community Volunteers Toronto Retirees Club, she has been carefully sewing […]

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Victoria Swindell shares her story

“Moorelands creates SO MANY opportunities… for development, for growth, for fun… I have a huge debt of gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude!” Victoria Swindell joined Moorelands as Swim Staff in 1979 and since then has been unwavering in her support of Moorelands Wilderness Camp. She remembers her first experience of camp with great enthusiasm: “My sister […]

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John McBride’s Story

“Getting out in nature and learning how to master the lakes and bays teaches you a reliance on yourself and your camp mates that no other experience provides.”  John McBride has Kawagama Lake in his blood. His great-grandfather bought a property on the lake in the late 1800s and his family have remained cottagers there […]

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John Wood

“If I had deeper pockets I’d donate more but we’re getting closer to using up the old ‘Ration Book of Life’ on a fixed income. So let’s just say we’ll be there to the end.” World War II, an evacuation across the Atlantic and John Wood’s aunt Emily all had a part in introducing the […]

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The Reids

“Edna recalls fondly going by train to the camp with her children, along with others from her immediate family. One lasting memory is sneaking away to the washroom with other mothers to play euchre. Card playing, of course, was forbidden.” “I first went to the old Moorelands site in Beaverton at 3 months old,” said […]

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Kay and Walter Atkinson

“I am honoured to accept membership in the Century Club but feel I must do so on behalf of my late wife,” writes Walter Atkinson. “I would be quite happy for this account to be just about Kay.” Mention Moorelands to a young immigrant mother and chances are she won’t think Camp Kawagama but Baby […]

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Judith Mills

“The idea (to give to Moorelands at Christmas instead of giving gifts to each other) really came in memory of my mother who so loved all of her family, and who through example, taught us the value of helping others less fortunate.” “My connection to Moorelands goes back decades, to happy early memories of my […]

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Carolyn Fredenburg

Carolyn Fredenburg was just 17 when she took her first summer job as a junior counsellor at the University Settlement Camp on Gull Lake near Gravenhurst. “I saw then the difference the camping experience made to those inner-city kids,” Carolyn recalled recently when she wrote Moorelands to share her memories. “At first, they complained because […]

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Cheryle Pollock

“At Camp, I get to interact with all of the children and staff. I see miracles happen at Camp. I watch the kids learn and develop and gain independence and grow. Little things matter like kids making friends, dealing with being away from home. I see the kids connecting with others in a safe place, […]

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