On Saturday, May 12, May Courters and their friends and family turned out in force for our first community paper shred for charity.

Visitors brought any waste paper containing confidential or personal information to the event and, for a small fee, we transferred the box-loads straight from their car trunk to the shredder, where the paper was immediately rendered into small pieces, ready for recycling.

Pen Financial Credit Union sponsored the event, Niagara Recycling provided their shredding van and staff, and the Region of Niagara provided the venue. Thanks to their great support and the hard work of the May Courters, their friends and families, we raised $2,000 for redistribution in the community next year in the form of grants to the causes May Court supports.

Thank you to everyone who brought paper for shredding, and we’re hoping to do it all again – so watch this space – and shred the word!


On Sunday April 8, over 200 women attended Ladies Who Lunch and Shop 2018 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, St. Catharines. Thirty vendors were on site for the three-hour event which included a buffet lunch, a silent auction and penny raffle. Fashion, jewellery, cooking aids, cosmetics, artwork, and chocolate were among the choices laid before our guests by the thirty artisanal and distinctive vendors attending the event.

The May Court Club of St. Catharines thanks all our guests for attending and giving the event such a great buzz. We’d also like to thank our sponsor Cooper Wealth Management, our volunteers from the DSBN and Friends of May Court who gave their time and effort so willingly, and all donors to the silent auction and penny raffle.

Finally, many thanks to Leslie, Mary and Elaine, and the MCCSC event committee for all their tremendous work to make the day another success for our club – and for those who’ll benefit from the funds we raised.


Early in February, May Courters braved the weather to enjoy gourmet soups, delicious appetizers and desserts, but most of all to bid, buy and fundraise at MCCSC's third 'regifting' auction. Bags and bling, and bags of bling, cocktail glasses (plus suggested contents), dressy and casual accessories, books, decor and more were placed under the hammer. Successful bids ranged from $5 to $50 (you should've seen those purses - fabulous bargains!). Over $580 was raised for MCCSC's mission to support women and children in need in our communties. And all we had to do was bring an appetizer, a couple of items for the auction and a few dollars, and join in the fun. We even had an impromptu wildlife show from our host's backyard feeders. For a snowy February Monday, you couldn't get much better.


Friday November 17 was the date we kicked off one of our major annual fundraisers, A Christmas to Rememberwhich raises thousands of dollars every year for women and children, health and nutrition in the Niagara region. Our lead photo shows our guests of honour at the tree lighting, Councillors Sandie Bellows (L) and Sal Sorrento (3rd L), and Town Crier Mark Molnar (R) being welcomed by the MCCSC project lead, Leslie Boldt.

At 7:00 p.m. on the dot, the Town Crier rang his bell loud and clear through the Mall. Then he gave the Crier's traditional opening - Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! - before making his proclamation opening the 31st May Court Club's A Christmas to Remember. The Wheatley School Choir then performed a selection of seasonal songs, and the display was officially lighted to enthusiastic applause. 

A Christmas to Remember took place in Fairview Mall, St. Catharines over a three week period, raising over $7,400 in ticket sales until Friday December 8 (4:00 p.m.). Visitors enjoyed the display, and purchased raffle tickets for the draw to win one of the tempting items on display, which included gift certificates for a helicopter ride, restaurants and other special treats, as well as the trees, traditional seasonal decor, and delightful toys for children.

Our thanks go to Councillors Bellows and Sorrento, Town Crier Mark Molner, the Choir of Wheatley School, Fairview Mall St. Catharines, and all our fabulous donors and sponsors who all contributed so generously to the success of A Christmas to Remember. Thanks also to May Courters and Friends of May Court who gave freely of their time during the preceding week to set up the display and staffed the display during the three weeks of ticket-selling.


Also in October, May Courters raised funds while shopping (a popular theme with us). Shannon Passero, owner of 'The Post Office' store in Thorold, generously invited us to a two hour shopping treat during which she offered us discounts on our purchases, and also donated 10% of the takings to our charity fundraising. Thanks to everyone who came to this very special event and to Shannon for being such a fine supporter of the May Court Club's fundraising aims, and a great entrepreneur in our local business community.


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