Britton Animal Rescue Fundraiser in Morrisburg A Huge Success by Reg Coffey MARCH 9, 2015

South Dunda Mayor Evonne Delegarde with the Brittons

(South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde with the Brittons)

Morrisburg – In an impressive display of community support, the Fundraiser for the Morrisburg Animal Rescue raised twice their target. Ethel and Bill Britton were the centre of attention at the fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion in Morrisburg yesterday. After their barn burned down a group of supporters and friends led by Kim Lalonde organized the fundraiser at the legion to raise money to help rebuild. The target of the event was $5000 but by the end of the afternoon Kim estimated that the total raised was going to be over $10,000.

Crowd Shot 07Mar15

With an indoor yard sale, silent auction, chili lunch, bake sale, 50/50 draws, coffee sales and group donations the money just kept rolling in. In the kitchen there were quite a variety of crock pots filled with chili from a number of volunteer cooks with smiling cheerful helpers to spoon it out.

Chili Lunch 07Mar15


There were several tables with baked goods for sale.

Bake Sales 07Mar15


By the end of the afternoon everything had been sold in the yard sale and the baked goods tables.

Crowd Shot 2 07Mar15

There was so much activity going on at the legion that it was hard to follow everything. On top of all the fundraising activities there were a number of performers on stage providing entertainment for the crowd. Even Elvis showed up to support the Brittons.

Elvis and Ethel

A number of local politicians showed up to give their support to the Brittons. South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde, South Stormont Councillor Dave Smith and even MP Guy Lauzon made a brief appearance.

South Stormont Councillor Dave Smith
South Stormont Councillor Dave Smith


It was an incredible outpouring of support. The way the community responded to support the Brittons and their Animal Rescue is indeed heart warming. It is a great example of how, when tragedy strikes, friends, family and neighbours will reach out to lend a hand to help and support you in your hour of need.

The following are businesses and individuals who donate items for the silent auction, in no particular order.


1) Dutch Touch Hair styling..

2) The Village Dinner

3) Best Western Parkway Inn….

4) Squire Shop…..

5) Centennial Restaurant

6) Louis Restaurant Chesterville ..

7) Upper Canada Play House..

8) Auto Parts…..

9) Above and Beyond

10) Rosanne Morin

11) Lisa Warner Beckstead .

12) Lisa Scarf..

13) Seaway Valley Pharmacy..

14) Dairy Queen Cornwall

15) Audrey Donnelly ,

16) Cornwall Honda ..

17) My Poetic Whimsy,

18) Stone Ridge Boarders Martintown

19) Canadian Tire Morrisburg

20) Pride Stables..

21) Tina English

22) The Art Of Life Skills Robin Yandeau)…

23) Shannon Court Long Sault /Martintown

24) Touchstone Lamanchas

25) Kelly’s Cut & Style..

26) Dr Shine Car Care,

27) Lakeshore massage therapy health & Wellness Clinic

28) Pizza Hut Morrisburg,,

29) Blues Bakery

30} Golden City Restaurant..

31) Cooks Corner Morrisburg

32) Marguerite & Doug Baker,

33) Arla Casselman Veinotte

34) Biba Morrisburg

35) Subway Morrisburg

36) Basket Case Cafe Morrisburg

37) DS Pet resort Ingelside

38) Home Hardware Morrisburg

39) Paradise Point Esthetics Morrrisburg

40) Mr Lube Cornwall

41) Morrisburg Plumbing and Heating

42) Party-lite Joanne Bilmer

43) Almost Paradise Tanning…

44) Juli Fashions Morrisburg

45) Tim Hortons Morrisburg

46) Ridgewood Industries LTD

47) Home Hardware Cornwall

48) Giant Tiger Alexandria

49) Debbie Hanna

50) Squires Wood and Glass Works

51) Bulk Barn

52) Farrans Footware

53) Innovative Style

54) Krista’s Unisex Hair Salon

55) Doroth Gellately


More information about the benefit can be found on the “Help the Brittons Fundrasier” facebook page.


  1. This story renews my belief that there are still caring people in our community! What a wonderful effort and feel good story. Thanks for printing it CFN….

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