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Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre hosts its 8th annual Golf Fore Learning Tournament at the Burford Golf Links

Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Burford ON 126 golfers took to the course and at the end of the day the winning team was the foursome of Sean Hewit, Dale Colville, Darren Coleman and Casey Graham. The tournament raised $35,000 for programs offered at Crossing All Bridges that promote learning for life to 42 adult exceptional learners.

Crossing All Bridges is a not for profit registered charity that is located at 25 Bell Lane in Brantford. The golf tournament organizing committee chair this year was Rose Press, a partner of Lean Productivity Systems, and past chair of Crossing All Bridges board.

The organization and committee members would like to thank our major sponsors, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, TSN, Nascar Canada(Global Media), Rabobank of the Netherlands, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Lloyd and Eleanor Tew, Ayr Farmer's Mutual Life Insurance and Spruce Avenue Farms.

Thanks is also extended to those making a donation: Marianna Smith, Roel & Debbie Valbracht, Dr. N. Cuthbert, Rose Repchull and Georgia Corkins. Many more thanks to our hole sponsors: Down Syndrome Association of Brantford & District, Seberras Professional Services Ltd, Steve and Judy Gardner, John & Lois Wheat, Kipp Funeral Home, Lean Productivity Systems Inc., Neziol Group, Brown Agency Inc., Heritage Truck Lines, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, Reynolds Custom Machine Inc., Dean & Linda Sayles, Dr. Leo Vos Dentistry, Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh LLP, Davis Fuels, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., Rosa & Angelo Eudemoni, Topline Distributing, Richard Hoecht, CA., Kalmar Inc./M & M Meat Shops, Alan & Susan Voisin, Donald & Leone Schaefer, John & Ruth Brown, Christopher, Stephanie & Luke Brown, John M Hall The House of Quality Linens, Retired Teachers of Ontario, Gord Wood of Royal Lepage, Action Realty. A big thank you goes out to all the prize sponsors: Alexanian's Carpet & Flooring, Barry Campbell, Calendar Club, Carolyn Robb- "This & That", Cuppa – Refills, Dairee Delite, Dale and Barb McDonald, Deb Fularski, Diane Welton, Discovery Channel, Don Schaefer, Don Zver Pottery, Feika Vermulen, Jack Vos, Jen Foster, Jessie Hamilton, John and Sally Summerhayes, Ken and Debbie Brown, Ken and Nancy Gowing, Linda Tensen, Lorna Schipper- Proctor & Gamble , Luciani's Pizza, Nancy Tew Seberras, Master Mechanic Brantford, Michelle Roberts, Pat Brittain, Pinty's Delicious Foods, Paul Madden, Randy and Carol Cain, Reynolds Custom Machine Inc., Rose Press, Rogers Media-City TV, S. C. Johnson Co., Sara McCoy, Sobey's, Stephanie Brown, Sue Cunningham- Rescraft Plastics Ltd., Sue Robertson, Terry Haas- (bottled water) and Welkin Wellness Centre, Camp 31 BBQ,Chris Campbell, Cobblestone Restaurant, Dave Levac MPP., Burford golf LInks, Bill Hladish, Harvey Woods-Mortgage Intelligence, John Wheat, Karen Adam, Kenu Restaurant, Legends Restaurant, Marks Work Wearhouse, Mary O'Grady, Michelle McMillan, Moose Winooski's, Sheila Beaton, Paul Lickers, Subway, Swiss Chalet-Paris.

Day of Triumph for Crossing All Bridges

March 19, 2012
Imagine a place that opens new worlds to people who are stifled in a safe, but perhaps boring, cocoon. It's a place that provides friends for the friendless and gives meaning to long hours of sameness. It's a place that serves up knowledge for hungry minds and skills for eager fingers. There's no need to imagine such a place, for it exists in Brantford. Crossing All Bridges is a little-known, underfunded place of mini-miracles that's blossoming despite the challenges it faces.


Valerie's Story Tells the Tale

March 17, 2012
There are as many wonderful stories at Crossing All Bridges as there are clients. Here's a bit of the story of Valerie Hunt, who had Down syndrome and died in 2009, as told by her brother, stilt-walker Doug Hunt: "My sister Valerie was one of the first participants here. I had to drag her out of my mom's grasp because Valerie and mom were a team and they were always together. After dad passed away, Valerie was mom's saviour because they did everything together whether going to Tim Hortons or going shopping. I heard about this new program in town and thought 'We gotta get Valerie into it' but mom was a little apprehensive. I mean, when Valerie was little mom wouldn't let her go to day camp alone."


New Learning Centre Opens Today

March 15, 2012
Staff and clients will raise a glass of "champagne" to celebrate the long-awaited new learning centre at Crossing All Bridges on Friday. Speeches, cake and tours will mark the event at 25 Bell Lane as guests are treated to an inside view of a place where adults with developmental needs can work on literacy, math, computer and communication skills.