Thank you for your generous support of our fundraising event, “Love, Mom 2022”. Thanks to you, our event raised $3586 - with $717 of it to The Tom Wilson Indigenous Bursary, in honour of Bunny Wilson.

Our portion of the funds, will help us continue to love and support the 2SLGBTQQIA, in Southern Ontario, by celebrating, supporting , advocating, and sharing resources ally’s, and members of the community.

These funds will help us help more people, by subsidizing travel, event permits, insurance, and other costs, currently paid for out of volunteers’ pockets.

The evening was magical, with powerful performances by The Strong Water Singers, Robin Magder, Jesse O’Brien, Trout Lily, Ingrid and Her Clandestine Lovers, and The Hamilton Aerial Group. ASIDEBSIDEPROJECT, as always, had the floor and room buzzing!

Our magnificent art auction, was a huge hit, thanks to local artists Tom Wilson, E. Robert Ross, Scott Barnim, Jose Crespo, George Whiteside, Nigel Scott, Leif Peng, Wendy Peng, Sue Wilkins, Mads Walker, and Wade Hemsworth.

To the dozens of volunteers who helped us create a zero waste event, including Adelaide Hoodless Elementary class 7A, teacher Wendy Peng, and principal Nanci Simpson, our goal was achieved! Over 150 one of a kind glasses made their way into homes, and memories.

Here’s what some of our guests and performers had to say about “Love, Mom 2022”:

“Thank you all so much for having us perform at this FANTASTIC event!! We had such a terrific time! That was quite sincerely the best gig of my life”

“So warm and welcoming, and something cool going on wherever we looked!”

“It was such an unbelievable delight to witness Thursdays’ performances!! What a knockout!”

“The love in the room, was palpable”

“Best vegan nibbles EVER! Radius impressed beyond all expectations! Bravo!”

“The glassware for drinks was an awesome idea, and food was 10+!”

“What an amazing experience, and such lovely humans”

“Goosebumps. Such powerful performances!”

Thank you, you helped us celebrate our community, our mission, and our Free Mom Hugs volunteers.

It was crazy love!

Thank you,

Photos from the event - photo credit : Bob Hatcher