Sunshine Foundation

Un succès sur l'eau "Ohé!"

Lundi 25 juin 2018

On June 23rd, 2018, teams of floaters had a rocking good time on the Grand River! Sporting wet and wild costumes, this charity fundraiser rallied co-workers, friends, and families from across southwestern Ontario to paddle 5.5 km down the Grand River and test their skills with fun on-water team challenges.

View the Float for Dreams 2018 Photos

Did we mention that over $71,142 in funds were raised this year (and counting!) to help transform the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses!? Support from business sponsors and the hundreds of enthusiastic floaters who raised pledges, are the essential ingredients to making Float for Dreams an exceptional event year over year.

The 2018 Team Challenge Award, presented by BDO Canada LLP was presented to Stubbmarine at our post-float celebration in Brant Park. This team earned close to 500 points by completing challenges in record time with record results. And, the team with the best spirit as voted by their competitors, was – who were presented the Team Spirit Award sponsored by VersaBank.

Stubbmarine teamTeam

A “ROCKING” thank you to team and individual fundraisers for your boatloads of support. While donations are expected to continue for several more weeks, below are this year’s top fundraisers:

Top team fundraisers:

  • 1st Place Team: BDO Waterloo, VIP package for 12 people to the London Airshow 2018; generously provided by Airshow London.
  • 2nd Place Team: S.S. Minnow, Eight 18-hole passes with a golf cart at FireRock Golf Club in London, generously donated by Culliton Inc., PLUS a floating cooler.
  • 3rd Place Team: VersaBank, Wine tasting tour for 10 people at Joseph’s Estate Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • 4th Place Team: BDO London Managers, Turbo tubing experience on the Grand River for 10 people, courtesy of Grand River Rafting

Top individual fundraiser:

  • 1st Place: David Taylor, Niagara Parks Passes for two, courtesy of Niagara Parks. Thank you to our major event sponsors 

SFFD 2018 Sponsors





and community supporters: Grand River Conservation Authority, Five Oaks Retreat Centre. 

A special thank you to our volunteers for their tireless efforts: Brantford Police Services, Brantford Fire Department, County of Brant Fire Department, Ontario Provincial Police, St. John’s ambulance, and our Sunshine volunteer network. 

A grand heartfelt thank YOU – for floating with us, for fundraising for us, and for dreaming big and dreaming bold to positively impact the life of a children living with severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses. YOU are making Sunshine Dreams Come True.