Supporting our Community

The Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival raises funds to support various local and municipal organizations and projects, including school programs. The Planning Committee volunteers spend many hours in planning and preparing for the fun-filled 2-day event. Many more volunteers support and help out during the festival weekend. The Festival has supported many local initiatives and, to date, we have distributed over $50,000 throughout our community.

  • Sunderland Town Hall Restoration
  • Sunderland Fire Department (rescue van)
  • Medical Centre
  • Brock Community Food Bank
  • Sunderland Public School Grade 8 Graduation
  • Brock Youth Centre
  • Sunderland Public School Healthy Snack Program
  • Sunderland War Veterans Dinner
  • Sunderland Public Library
  • Brock Township Public Library
  • Sunderland Fire Department (pulse meters)
  • Cannington Fire Department (wet suits)
  • Sunderland Public School (basketball rack)
  • Sunderland Playground + Skateboard Park
  • Brock High School Bursary
  • Donations to the local 4-H Beef Club
  • Sponsor “Movie Night” at the Sunderland United Church
  • Sunderland Public School – 2 Data Projectors
  • Sunderland United Church – Grand Piano Fund
  • Brock Food Bank
  • Sunderland Legion Branch 141
  • Precious Minds
  • Sugarbear and our Fall Fair

Donations in 2013

  • Sunderland Public School $400.00
  • Precious Minds $300.00
  • Brock Community Food Bank $1,000.00
  • Sunderland Legion $1,000.00

Our Give Back to Our Community 2011

  • $1200 to Sunderland Public School
    to buy Data Projectors for the Classrooms
  • $1200 to St. Andrews United Church
    for the Baby Grand Piano fund
  • $600 to the Santa Claus Parade
    to enhance the Parade
  • $100 to the Sunderland Historical Society
    a thank you to Larry Doble for help with the Grants
  • $250 to Durham West 4-H Club
    for their Communications Project
  • $300 to the Sunderland Legion
    for the use of their building for meetings the past 2 years
  • $350 to Brock Township Library for their March Break Programme
  • $250 to St. Andrews United Church for their movie nights
  • $200 – Janette Pilgrim Community Award donated annually to Students at Sunderland Public School recognizing their community involvement.