Orillia's oldest Fraternity
A large percentage of Lodges in the Orange Association across Canada support Military and Children's charities. One Charity that the Orillia Orange Lodge supports is the Children's Wish Foundation. This highly renowned charity helps sick children from all areas in Canada. They raise money to help grant the lifelong wish a child may have and they also include the immediate family of the child as well.
On the average, it costs approximately $10,000 to grant the wish of a child and the Orillia Orange Lodge is honoured to be able to help towards the granting of this goal. At our Provincial Sessions that were held here in Orillia in April 2013, members of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West were privileged to hear from one child, who recalled her recent wish being granted, which was a trip to Hawaii, accompanied by her family.
Her speech was moving and it was very uplifting to see that she was able to beat the rare form of cancer that she developed at such a young age. For further information on the Children's Wish Foundation, please visit... www.childrenswish.ca
We encourage everyone to attend functions that the Orange Hall runs, which in turn helps us to continue to give to these worthwhile charities.